Post by Galra Keith on Sept 25, 2023 10:31:32 GMT -5
I have been on a lot forums and visit many fan sites. Do Social Media like Facebook, X (Twitter) and others. Do they really help our sites or hurt it?
I have seen many place's went dead or shutdown. Few place I been on years ago they decided to have a FB Group then after that months , like a year their forum went completely dead. It's sad when fan sites and forums died. Years ago I did they same thing I thought it would help my site but it didn't.
Most of us missed the good days of the Old Internet before Facebook. We had Webrings, Top sites lists and others stuffs. Plus MySpace was better than Facebook anyway.
Now Social Media are becoming more dangerous they are becoming Web3 and Blockchain now, peoples don't really talk to peoples much on these social sites anymore say something or share a post It might make some or most peoples mad and stop talking to you anymore. People's may have lost friends over it.
For me I'm not on much on social media sites these's days because some of them are joining Web3 / Blockchain. I'm into the Retro social sites, forums still. trying to get peoples and friends off from that crap go back to the old ways some had others didn't. Would be cool if someone could make some old fan sites again
Do you guys like Social Media now?
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2023 10:34:13 GMT -5 by Galra Keith
As an older guy I tried it for a long while, but now I barely use it. I only login to Facebook when it's a relatives birthday or just to check this site's Facebook page or post an update there but generally stay away from it all now.
I also think it's a generational thing, and this will apply to message boards/communities as well - so I'll get to that. I didn't grow up with social media being an older guy, but obviously those born past 2000 did so it's always going to be a lot more relavant to them. That said, I personally feel those that did grow up with it - it's a very predominant "self-gratification" influence on those born past 2000+ I don't mean that in a negative way, but it does seem it's the instant connection/attention and self-gratification of that era. If someone under 20's only ambition in life is to be an influencer or "Tik-Tok" famous" that's pretty sad IMO. There's so much more to life.
For me, because of that it has very much had an effect on old communities and especially message boards which I will always favour, but I guess they're deemed too old fashioned for the young. Sure there will always be certain forum types that will always do well but niche sites like this, films or specific topics suffer more. It seems like the younger generation to me just don't want actual conversations becuse of the quick response/immediate interaction of social media.
I miss those old webrings incidently!
I'm sure there is good to social media as well, but it's not for me. I've moved further and further away from it personally.