Van Basten II Posted August 17, 2013 Report Share Posted August 17, 2013 Thing is that boards or forums are so 2003... I tend to agree with you on that point. It is my theory that with so many people, especially younger people, now accessing the internet on smartphones, often while they are on the run or doing something else at the same time, that forums or boards are more difficult to use, and thus less popular. I access the internet sometimes on my smartphone, and sometimes on my desktop PC. It is in fact more difficult for me to read a forum on a smartphone. The type is so small on the screen, and it is often more difficult to view artwork within a post, or to access and read links within a post. It is also much more difficult to type out a post of any length on a smartphone. So the smartphone generation turns to Twitter, where the messages are all very short and easy to type into a phone. It takes a certain amount of attention, focus and ability to easily read on the device you are using, to participate in a forum, and it is not that easy to do all that when you are on the run with a smartphone. Exactly, the Facebook and the Twitters have taken over in terms of communication which makes these boards moot for certain types of communication,, especially short brief ones, logically it should mean for boards like ours less action and less postings but hopefully deeper ones. Also as you mentionned the new tools we use to communicate nowadays don't work that well with "old school ways" of communicating such as a forum. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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