Friday, 5 October 2012
HPANWO Facebook Group
Another reason for not wanting to use Facebook too much is that FB has destroyed much of the traditional website community and especially the “Forumosphere”. In the old days websites had their own in-house forums. Today those forums stand almost empty while most of the discussions go on in FB comments boxes. This is a shame because I love the good old forums. It’s been forgotten that these are sites specifically designed to make discussion easier with sophisticated and ergonomic threaded conversations and easy edit and quote options. The bland and crude functions of FB commenting just don’t compare at all. For these reasons I will not be setting up a HPANWO Facebook group. I will still use FB for socializing, sharing HPANWO publications, answering other people's comments and gathering information, but for nothing else. I still hope to keep the good ol’ fashioned HPANWO Forum alive, see Links column… That’s a hint by the way! If anybody wants to join you’ll be very welcome.