Chapter 3. Why Use LiveJournal?

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1. Features

LiveJournal is an open source software project, with many uses limited only by the imagination. Use LiveJournal to start your own weblogging community, or just about any site with a community focus. You can use the features such as the support system and feedback technology, that comes bundled with LiveJournal, to run your own online business site.

LiveJournal has many intra-office uses as well, with its easy update and polling features. Use LiveJournal for:

Work journals

Record what you're working on, or scribble notes for future reference.

Project logs

Multiple members of a project team to record their work, post meeting minutes, and discuss ideas.

Announcement pages

Recording status updates to projects or systems on a single page, while notifying interested users.

Discussion boards

Brainstorming ideas or soliciting opinions with a group, in a persistent but non-intrusive medium.

Weblogs

Posting links to web content of interest to a particular group.

There are many benefits of using LiveJournal: