Date: 2009-05-04 06:45 am (UTC)
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This is the badly-needed "split" of the overused "friends" term that LJ has been claiming they'd get around to for... since before I was on LJ, actually. The problem is that LJ uses "friends" to mean two things: "I let you read my locked entries", and "I want to read all of your entries".

This is the fix: "Subscribing" to someone's journal means you read it. (At least whichever parts of it you have permission to read.) "Giving someone access" to your journal means giving them permission to read your non-public stuff.

Doing both of them is the equivalent of "friending" someone on LJ.

So, if there's someone you like, and trust, and you don't mind them reading your entries... but everything they post is silly fluff and quiz results that bore you silly (or they always post heavy philosophy when you'd rather read fluff, or whatever), you could give them access, but not subscribe to them.

If there's someone interesting that you like reading, but who you don't actually know and trust — say, some celebrity blogger like Wil Wheaton, Neal Gaiman, Cory Doctorow, or whoever — then you might want to subscribe to them (so their public entries show up on your "reading page"; it's not called a "friends page" because we've dumped the entire "friends" terminology). But you don't have to give them access, so they can't read your private stuff.

Make sense now?
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