Forums & Lists

Published Categorized as blogging, social networking, technology

with all this social networking and blogging, are forums and mailing lists used less? SNs and blogs don’t seem to do ‘virtual community discourse’ like a good old flame war on a BB or a mailing list.

blogs and “be-my-friend” sites are all about the me meme or me,me,me. Where as lists and forums, notwithstanding their more vocal contributors, were to me, all about reaching a public consensus on the topic or thread, to a point where all the points were made or the topic goes cold due to exhaustion.

a quick fire of comments to a blog post might do more for the ego than it will ever do for a topics full on agenda.

has anyone any ideas on how web 1.0 affected the BBS’s etc. of yester-year. or on how web 2.0 is hitting the community driven forums we all hung out on.?
While no one would shut down a forum just because web minutes are being spent elsewhere more (nowadays), as people, and forget tech for a moment, if we fail to use our community forums we are in danger of ending up in gated apartment blocks owned by newSINternational and gooogle. iWarn. Slán.

[cross posted on OPEN list]