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Social Media 8 72.73%
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Social Interaction Online - June 28th 2016, 07:02 PM

So, I returned to this other forum for the umpteenth time in five years. A lot of the members are from a message board that suddenly got shut down because the administrators believed the fans would prefer to interact through social media rather than the message board. I've been discussing this with an old friend and we both agree that we prefer interacting with others on forums rather than social media.

I mean, I guess for a support forum like TeenHelp, this style of interaction makes more sense. But for other things, do you prefer interacting through message boards or on social media?

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Re: Social Interaction Online - June 28th 2016, 08:54 PM

TeenHelp is the only message board I'm a part of. I generally prefer interacting through social media websites, although I do enjoy some of the benefits of message boards. However, since most of my online experience and time is spent on social media I think I prefer that.

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Re: Social Interaction Online - June 28th 2016, 08:54 PM

No preference, really. I don't see an advantage either way. I don't know if there's data supporting it, but I think forums have generally decreased in popularity in the last ten years. I use social media more than forums and I think I'm fairly indifferent because I've never really used the internet intentionally to meet people. I joined TeenHelp to seek support when I was a teenager and I ended up meeting some folks, but generally, I haven't joined websites with the intention of making friends. Social media is convenient to keep in touch with people you already know.

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