Nathan (gemsling) wrote,

Difference between LJ & Vox?

LiveJournal: You can let anyone comment on your posts. If you don't want to allow anonymous comments, your friends can still sign in using OpenID, so they don't have to create an LJ account. And you can add them as Friends so they'll see your Friends Only posts.

Vox (the new service from the same company): Not so much.

It seems to me that Six Apart, who accepted a lot of funding for making Vox, have made it inferior... deliberately.

It may very well be better than MySpace, but it's clearly designed to compete by being yet another user lock-in service. A shame, but it's to be expected really. And to be fair, nearly everyone does it. Flickr is no better. (Flickr competitor Zooomr allows OpenID login.) Although technically you could use the Flickr API to get your data if you want to break free. Just as Flickr, MySpace, YouTube and others are doing, Vox is trying to be an appealing service that no one wants to leave... but failing that, will settle for being a service that is difficult to leave.

  • What do soap dispensers, statistics and censorship have in common?

    Parenting is primarily about being consistent and letting go, but there are also secondary tenets, such as teaching them everything you know.…

  • 1 + 1 = 3

    Is it odd that I've been teaching Jesara how to count in binary? Or that tonight she reminded me that I promised to teach her hexadecimal today?…

  • Apricot chicken - yum, but...

    How on earth can kids not like apricot chicken? They like chicken and they like apricot, but would Josh try any at all? Not a chance. Actually, he…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded