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Forums are dying because of Facebook?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by JessicaTrill, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. #1
    Do you realize that forums are dying because of Facebook?
    SEMrush
    Please share your thoughts
     
    JessicaTrill, Aug 15, 2010 IP
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  2. quiz

    quiz Well-Known Member

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    I don't think they will but yes, facebook/twitter/etc will make people less active on forums.
     
    quiz, Aug 15, 2010 IP
  3. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    Definitely not! Forums are going strong, there will ALWAYS be niche communities.
     
    dcristo, Aug 15, 2010 IP
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    I think it is possible that some may have dropped off but I think they are the fringe people. Twitter and Facebook are OK but a bit boring.
     
    jodevizes, Aug 15, 2010 IP
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    #5
    Facebook and Twitter have SO many restrictions that I don't think forums will die.

    Cheers!
     
    Victoria B, Aug 15, 2010 IP
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    #6
    I don't think forum will die because of facebook or twitter.
     
    BeautifulMoon, Aug 15, 2010 IP
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    I agree with you on that one. So many posts get deleted on facebook and twitter its unreal
     
    looking4vps, Aug 15, 2010 IP
  8. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #8
    Forums are actually GROWING because of Facebook and Twitter.
     
    digitalpoint, Aug 15, 2010 IP
  9. Fenchel

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    More people are using the internet now due to twitter and facebook. People join forums there interested in.


    But i have an eery feeling the facebook will launch a forum of some kind in the future.
     
    Fenchel, Aug 15, 2010 IP
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    I think on facebook there are people who are not "webmasters" they just want to meat new friends and see what their friends are doing.

    But on Twitter there are more webmasters who want to promote their sites to their followers.

    And on forums there are purely webmasters who want to discuss topics with other webmasters.

    You see everything has its own area of interest?
     
    jahangir, Aug 15, 2010 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    You do know there are a lot of non-webmaster forums? Travel/fashion/weight loss/etc. The list goes on... forums are here to stay.
     
    dcristo, Aug 15, 2010 IP
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    People might become less active in forum because of facebook and twitter but at the same time more people might join forums because of FB and twitter too.
    So, I think they are even.
     
    dreteh, Aug 15, 2010 IP
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    dscurlock Prominent Member

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    I really do not care for facebook or twitter...
     
    dscurlock, Aug 16, 2010 IP
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    RectangleMan Notable Member

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    It's like when people said books wouldn't sell anymore because of the internet. Yet books sell better now than before the internet. What FB does is bring more people to the web for socializing. Forums have always been a great way for people in niche genres to socialize and that will remain so.
     
    RectangleMan, Aug 17, 2010 IP
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    Moses8595 Peon

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    MattSanti Well-Known Member

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    #16
    Perfect for niche communities and you can focus on one topic, not what your dog peed on today at the park.
     
    MattSanti, Aug 17, 2010 IP
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    I think volume will drop off. but forums still have a use.
     
    Toplink, Aug 19, 2010 IP
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    No. I use a few niche forums and FB doesn't have the same sense of community or in-depth knowledge. The FB/Twitter connect seems to be mostly use for merging profiles/status updates and a simple method of registering.
     
    sdebank, Aug 20, 2010 IP
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    social networking sites socialize people more. So I think it helps forums rather.
     
    bluearrow, Aug 21, 2010 IP
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    Totally agree, while some forums might see a decline due to social networks popularity I still find niche forums far more valuable with subjects like seo, programming and IM as I have few friends on facebook etc with these interests and gain a wealth of knowledge from forum communities.
     
    madaboutart, Aug 23, 2010 IP