I miss forum culture in all honesty. I don’t think of any of the forums I go on were as vibrant as they were in their hey dey.
All the kids too young to really understand forums and go on them definetly missed an essential part of the internet experience. The downside of Web 2.0 is that there is no depth in the communication. Just constant pats on the back and ego-flexing. Being on a forum meant you felt required to put out your point of view and be ready for the consequences that came with that. That and the personalities were more developed, the inside jokes funnier and the level of involvement higher.
Even though i’m on tumblr and just as guilty of being social media addicted as anyone else, I always respond to legitimate questions I get asked. I write posts like this one as a means of sharing my thoughts. Tumblr isn’t optimal for creating a dialogue and a conversation but I do what I can to make the most of it.