Forums vs Social Media..which is Better?

Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:58 am

Not sure where to post this, but an interesting debate?

After the recent spate of discussions over apps and social media alerts etc., one wonders as to the merits of a forum vs Facelessbook, Twutter etc?

I don't do the latter, and think forums are a better means of relaying, and especially storing and accessing info? -O- -O- -O-

Gump and I chatted about it yesterday, and he admitted to being so lazy he can scarcely bother to open a forum these days! lol lol lol

Re: Forums vs Social Media..which is Better?

Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:09 pm

I don't like social medias and am convinced that they are dangerous as too many people are too easy to convince of anything and they are in line with the general change in human behaviour: Egocentrism, superficiality and lack of respect for others. I must admit though that I am not a follower.

On the forum you create a sense of belonging and a more personal interaction with other members. I do not think that this happens on the social media -O-

Re: Forums vs Social Media..which is Better?

Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:12 pm

Unfortunately social media is taking over the world! All the youngsters are constantly glued to their phones updating statuses, posting selfies etc! Drives me mad!! :evil:

The problem is that FB, Instagram, Twitter etc are all so easy to use and feedback is instant. Everyone wants instant gratification nowadays! :O^

Re: Forums vs Social Media..which is Better?

Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:59 pm

Flutterby wrote:Unfortunately social media is taking over the world! All the youngsters are constantly glued to their phones updating statuses, posting selfies etc! Drives me mad!! :evil:

The problem is that FB, Instagram, Twitter etc are all so easy to use and feedback is instant. Everyone wants instant gratification nowadays! :O^
Agreed \O I think it's easier to discuss things and find things on a forum though :-? Maybe I'm just an old fart who was born in the wrong century and hates being in contact with so many people all the time. =O:

Re: Forums vs Social Media..which is Better?

Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:03 pm

Maybe this question should be posed on a less partial platform O** lol

Re: Forums vs Social Media..which is Better?

Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:26 pm

Social media is causing people to become less sociable :X: People sit in restaurants tapping away in FB and Twitter etc , instead of talking to each other 0*\

Re: Forums vs Social Media..which is Better?

Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:15 pm

Bushcraft wrote:Agreed \O I think it's easier to discuss things and find things on a forum though :-? Maybe I'm just an old fart who was born in the wrong century and hates being in contact with so many people all the time. =O:

You're not the only one...my SO detests all social media and refuses to be involved in any of it. I do FB and keep in contact with lots of family and old friends but I'm certainly not glued to my phone 24/7. I have actually threatened to make our house a cell phone-free zone when we have people with kids or the Brat's friends over, and quite often turn off the wi-fi so that they are forced to engage with us/each other face to face! :twisted:

Re: Forums vs Social Media..which is Better?

Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:26 am

for me too, forum is more like family... "Face de bouc" (in french for me) is to keep bond with people without forum and can be "dangerous" beware what we post 0*\

Re: Forums vs Social Media..which is Better?

Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:34 am

Ok, thanks! :ty:

Was also sort of thinking which is better along conservation fan lines... :-?

Forums seem to be slowing down all over the place? -O-

Re: Forums vs Social Media..which is Better?

Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:28 pm

Depends what you are trying to do. I use both.

Social media is better for short debates.
Forums are better for intellectual debates, lengthy posts,ect.

I like both.

I manage to upset people about apps whether it be on forums or social media thought. :-0