In a blog post from Online Editor Martin King, the reasons for the switch from Livejournal included the following:
* to continue pushing forward a site that is ever more social-media-friendly, incorporating our recently improved and well-received comments functionality;
* to enable our posters to add quicker views and analysis more easily.
The last point will be especially beneficial to The Independent’s overseas correspondents, with their busy and occasionally perilous lives. As long as they can send an email, that can be posted immediately, including any image.
Mark wraps up his post with a very insightful point, saying “We are demonstrating that globally standard programs can free mainstream journalism from the complex bespoke set-ups of the past.”
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