Facebook is killing forums
Posted by blckencht on 5/3/2011, 12:43 pm, in reply to "Re: Long time...."
Or so it seems to me. I'm a moderator for a local goth club's forum and it is dead, everyone just posts on Facebook now. I still prefer to use forums though, I like the anonymity, the feeling of community and seeing interesting discussions taking place. All I see on Facebook is random wall posts on the lines of "Hey..." and not much more. Or maybe I'm looking in the wrong place...
: It doesn't just rot your brain. That's only a
: side-effect of its true purpose, which is so
: terrible I don't even want to type it out.
: All I'm going to say is.. Ever seen Soylent
: Green? Yeah, that's NOTHING.
: Oh, and ever wonder why you can't delete
: your profile? Because it's an incredibly
: shitty page design, you say? Nope.
: Mind-control, I tell you. Think about it -
: what else are you no longer able to do since
: you joined?
: Queen Vashti is on my friend's list. As is
: Doc, Ashe, Janus, Miao, Chris, and a couple
: of others.
: I knew something like that would happen when
: I wasn't around to tell you hapless people
: what's what.
: Que more serious rant: The whole concept
: behind Facebook is more or less "Now
: you no longer have the hassle of having to
: phone or visit your friends to know what's
: going on in their lives! Just check their
: update status! Social relationships have
: never been easier - the entire process of
: making friends is PAST! Just add them to a
: list with one simple click, and that's it!
: And they're just as easily gotten rid of!
: And no more flipping through phonebooks,
: long drives across the country and having to
: stand outside in the cold, peeking through
: curtains when you want to know what that
: girl you knew 20 years ago in high school is
: up to! Just type in her name, and you'll
: know all about her relationship status and
: where she works! Don't like the look of that
: handsome co-worker she's got on her friends
: list? No worries, all of his personal
: information is right here for your benefit,
: Anybody wants to speak to me they can damn
: well take the time to call, visit or write
: an e-mail. /End of rant.
: Quit Failbook. Read some real books and join
: Shelfari instead!
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