On May 2 in the evening LiveJournal went down. Why? *boggles*
An entry in lj_nifty announces a very nifty tool which monitors the top linked entries. There's even a separate Russian version, which is fun! You can see what people were talking about certain months... I like Russian version better: English seems to have a lot of fanfiction and icon posts in top spots, while in Russian it's more of discussions of current news/issues that come up.