LiveJournal was founded by Brad Fitzpatrick in 1999. Some of the software he created is used on Facebook and other sites. Fitzpatrick wasn’t able to turn the blog into a big business so he sold it to Six Apart.
Six Apart wasn’t making a bundle either. Not until they sold it for to Andrew Paulson, the founder of Sup, for $30 million a little over a year ago.
The eight left behind are finance and operations workers.
Other Web publishing groups that recently laid off staff include Gawker, Nielsen and Crain Communications