08 Forums – More Than Golden Retrievers


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This week we wade into the murky waters of forums. Understand exactly what they are, and why Reddit, used by nearly two billion people is so popular. From Golden Retrievers to amateur web sleuths, forums are the best way to get in deep with an online community.

  • Chat rooms ; people just don’t use them anymore! We’ve got phones for that
  • Forums are better, they’re archived and searchable
  • Forums started as a basic bulletin board thing
  • Reddit is a very big forum just in case you didn’t know
  • Forums are like a window into the whole internet so they need some moderation
  • Forums – the birthplace of trolling
  • Whirlpool is Australia’s most used forum – it’s more than whitegoods!
  • Webslueths – a forum for amateur crime solvers!
  • Alarm bells! – Forums that are anonymous
  • FourChan – don’t do it
  • EightChan – really, no seriously don’t do it
  • NSFW and SFW threads
  • Awesome acronyms on the parenting forums

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