For background on this strike and why it is being held, please read the following posts:
To find out exactly when the strike begins and ends, depending on where you are located, please see this:
Also, an interview with Anton Nosik, the director of the blog division of SUP corporations, translated from the Russian:
Or here, for some more contextualization and comments by other LJers:
What's this about?
* It's about free and ad-free LiveJournal accounts being abolished for new members, ignoring the advice from the newly-formed Advisory Board.
* It's about LJ staff trying to sneak this decision in under the radar, and when people found out, telling the users it was done 'to make the signup process less confusing'.
* It's about LJ staff failing to apologize for trying to hide the facts from view and for lying about the actual reasons for their actions.
* And finally, it's about the latest decision to hide certain user interests from the list of Most Popular Interests, some of them being fanfiction, bisexuality, sex and depression. This decision was not announced or explained in any way. Users found out for themselves.
AND ICONS TO SUPPORT THIS:
wow, this feels so weird to ask people not to comment on my journal...