This may be an "I'm leaving DA" journal, but not for the usual dramatic reasons. In fact, the time I've spent on DA has been exceptionally drama-free. The reason is simply that DA needs ever-increasing amounts of bandwidth in order to load what should be simple pages, bandwidth that I simply can't spare in my current budget. Pages on DA take between 500% and 1,000% longer to load than pages elsewhere (even Twitter). I often have to suspend most other Internet activity, such as Furcadia (when I'm on) and low-bandwidth radio streams, when browsing DA, and it's only by graces that I don't have to shut down my IM connections as well. I'll still try to be here, but only when I'm somewhere that actually has the bandwidth DA needs.
Instant messenger (I use Pidgin: pidgin.im/
Jabber/XMPP: firstname.lastname@example.org (also my email address)
Other social networking sites:
Diaspora: Not yet.
Appleseed: Not yet.