There's something very eerie about the idea of SlashCode supporting individual user journals. It's a great alternative to something like LiveJournal, sure, but... something about it just doesn't settle right. Slashdot's role in the community hasn't ever been as a free content provider - it's been as a forum of discussion about specific topics and current events. Although these journals are surely for the purpose of further opening discussion, I doubt they will get much use for anything greater than nonsensical daily banter, just like LiveJournal.
Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!
We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).