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Could twitter and/or Facebook be the Forums of the future?

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  1. EastCoasthandle

    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    I recall back during the IRC days that many thought it was silly to post on a "forum". The idea of having to wait for a reply didn't sit well with some elitist. However as time went on forums became a popular way to communicate to the community. Now with Facebook and Twitter I wonder if we will see forums based websites use them as an alternate means ofr communication to the community? Hmm, I wonder if the authors who created these forums (or are they called vbulletins?) have plans to integrate this service on FB/Twitter?
     
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    twitter is like you put all forum posts on post-its into a box and explode it .. kinda impossible to have a serious discussion

    facebook seems too personal to aggregate non-personal discussions

    and irc FTW .. nothing as robust as irc .. when the web goes down and the world stops, irc will still be running fine
     
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    I haven't done any chat sessions for YEARS!!!!


    I almost for got about IRC, but I found a cool old site that still maintains old telnet chat sessions a week ago. Pretty sweet, and it got me thinking. Dial up sucked, but windows still supports PPP and with some hax it will support other protocols, so............


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    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    ircd is definitely gonna be around for a long time.
     
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    I like the way forums are layed out now,on the other hand i cant stand the layout of FB
     
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    FB is the worst!
     
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    You can't really compare them imo. A facebook that looked like a usual forum would be a nightmare to spend time in. And a forum that looked like FB would also be horrible. Both are good in their own place.
     
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    i guess. but the layouts just seem lame.
     
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    idk, facebook was useful when I was in college.......
     
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    have to sig this :laugh::laugh:
     
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