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Sff.net has gone the way of GEnie and other beloved communities. GEnie was my introduction to online gatherings. I met people, made friends (still going strong), brainstormed anthologies (and then sold stories to them), kept an eye on friends in need (and noticed when they disappeared and dispatched local friends to check on them), engaged in gossip I wish I hadn't, engaged in kindness I'm glad I did.

Dueling Modems and then sff.net picked up when GEnie couldn't survive the 2K transition. For me, neither had the same vitality, although folks did their best. Sff.net provided an email address and website, however. And we all had to find new hosts as The End neared. As much as I valued these communities, I've oozed on over to blogging, FB, Twitville, and the like. I'm still here, too.

Life moves on. Communities evolve. Friendships endure.

Date: 2017-04-01 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sartorias.livejournal.com
I was so sorry to see it go!

Date: 2017-04-01 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deborahjross.livejournal.com
We'll just have to work extra hard to nurture other communities.

Date: 2017-04-03 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] delkytlar.livejournal.com
Although I haven't been on sff.net for several years, I was there to say goodbye and watch the lights turn out. I made too many friends there (and mourned too many of them) to not think fondly of my time there. There is no replacing sff.net. A unique and exciting era in social media is gone.

Date: 2017-04-05 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klwilliams.livejournal.com
Genie helped me make quite a few friends, and LJ has as well. The newer platforms don't seem as...cozy, or as friendly.

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