1. Why do you have a live journal?
Mostly to braindump, a place to say things that are on my mind when I have no one to talk to.
2. What made you start one?
I honestly don't remember... I've had this thing since 2K1 and I think it was the neato factor that got me into it, since blogging was fairly new back then.
3. Is your live journal more for yourself (like a personal diary) or for readers(for entertainment and/or feedback, comments)?
Both. As I said I put crap there that I need to when I want to say something, and it keeps a lot of my friends, who I can't see on a regular basis, informed of my life, so they know how I'm doing. Suprisingly, they get concerned when they don't hear from me. Go figure ;)
4. Do you find your posts lack emotion, or are depersonalised?
My posts are very personal, they're me. I'm writing about me and what I am thinking, so it's very likely they can be passionate when I don't realize it. But I do write to show my passions as well, so I know that such posts exist.
5. Does your LJ impact/affect your face to face social interaction?
I'd say in a way it improves it, again becuase there are those who read my journal who I don't get to see on a regular basis, and LJ allows that communication when we're not face to face.
6. How do you see LJ developing over time?
I'm not entirely sure what you're looking for here... developing how? As far as intereactions go? I think it's going to be around for a while, and keep folks communicating, but I think given time technology will come up with something to supplant LJ. Possbily as portable devices and instant communications become more and more everyday, each person may become their own LJ host, and sites like this will no longer be necessary.