For discussing a specific subject in depth, having rich content, tabulated data, custom developed apps and functions, etc. and being able to refer back to a post you made a year ago, or even a month ago, and kick-starting the discussion again, forums have Facebook beat every time.
Social Media is such a terrible platform for topical discussion. Just try searching Facebook -- it just doesn't work. Facebook doesn't even have Bold or Bullet list features. Every time I think to publish something on Facebook or Twitter, I think ok I am going to have to severely compromise what I'm posting just to fit in the prehistoric limitations of these platforms.
Unfortunately Facebook is easy, ubiquitous, and everyone's on it.....
Pond Life wrote: (member of another Forum)
I don't accept that FB is an alternative to forums, when I'm searching for information on any given subject I use a search engine which invariably points me at a number of forums and/or blogs that answer my question but I've never been directed to FB.
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