LiveJournal concluded its inaugural LiveJournal User-Representative Election with Jennifer Brady of Mesa, Arizona emerging as winner. Ms. Brady will formally join the LiveJournal Advisory Board on June 1, 2008.
Ms. Brady is a long-time LiveJournal user. Her current LiveJournal account is under the name of legomymalfoy. After garnering the required number of endorsements, Ms. Brady announced her candidacy on May 16. Following her election victory, Ms. Brady will join current Advisory Board members danah boyd, Esther Dyson, Brad Fitzpatrick and Lawrence Lessig.
As earlier announced, LiveJournal allocated two positions on the Advisory Board for elected representatives from its user base. This move is unprecedented for a major social network and will offer LiveJournal users a defined role in the development of the service for the first time.
Ms. Brady received 36.5% first place votes, which led to an instant run-off under the terms of the election. Under the terms of the instant run-off, Ms. Brady was the ultimate winner. Candidates ‘jameth’ and ‘rm’ came in second and third, respectively. All told, 25,875 votes were cast in the election.