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Is social media killing videogame forums?

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2014-09-26 00:37:00 / Author: mr_krispy_kreme
Game forums have been an iconic presence in the videogame industry for many, many years, harkening back to the 1990s and the boom of the internet. It seems a loyal community will sit down and build a fan site for any highly-anticipated game. LittleBigPlanet has been no exception to this rule!

But the technology has changed. From the 1990s through the early 2000s, the average person did not have easy mobile access to the internet. Most online interaction occurred through computers (remember those old, huge monitors? Still make me shudder). Fast forward to today, and a significant amount of online interaction occurs from mobile devices... specifically phones.

There are many reasons why mobile devices make forum interaction more difficult. For one, most forums require you to log in, and some phones don't do a good job of keeping your password around. Signing in multiple times to the same site is very annoying. Another reason why mobile devices are more difficult to use on forums? Most of us are aware of "text speak", the ugly, broken English we use when we type on our mobile devices. Text speak is just easier to use on the small typing pads of our mobile devices, and this language is significantly different from the conversations that typically occur on a forum. Plus, with apps like Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, and Facebook being easier and easier to access and set to automatically upload videogame activity, shared photos, blog posts, and so forth, the mobile market for online interactions is only set to expand.

So this begs the question: With the rise in use of mobile devices to access and communicate over the internet, are forums becoming outdated? Is it possible to make a forum for the current generation of internet users? Will forums survive through the mobile age of internet? Can videogame makers capitalize on the mobile market and use it in ways videogame forums could never have been used?

Note: Discussions and conversations from this may be quoted in next week's edition of This Week in LittleBigPlanet!
2014-09-26 00:37:00
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2014-09-26 01:41:00 / Author: nerd_dog
I think this is true although, I personaly don't use this site on a smart phone.
2014-09-26 01:41:00
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2014-09-27 01:08:00 / Author: mr_krispy_kreme
From what I'm reading off of other posts on this topic, people feel like this isn't a hindrance for existing members, but potential members are going to want to avoid making any new memberships. I think people are going to get more and more accustomed to youtube, twitter, and facebook-like interactions. The old-school, email-like communication via forums won't gain strength with time.
2014-09-27 01:08:00
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2014-09-27 03:51:00 / Author: DeKa1357
I think Twitter is the world! Everything is and will be tweeted on Twitter! It's the best social media for important and meaningful news! But I also think that a forum is important! You can not say everything only with 140 characters!
2014-09-27 03:51:00
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2014-09-27 09:44:00 / Author: nerd_dog
I personally like the slower pace of the forums. With things like Twitter, a whole lot of info from people you follow can get missed. It's also.. a lot more chaotic. I do believe people are more drawn to things like Twitter. It's a more instant line of communication. The current layout of forums will become increasingly less popular.

For me personally, I'll enjoy forums while they're still relevant.
2014-09-27 09:44:00
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2014-09-28 06:02:00 / Author: Biorogue
the answer to the question is "no."
2014-09-28 06:02:00
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2014-12-23 04:35:00 / Author: kaylarenna
I think Social media is killing the presence of Video game Forums .Today ,we have lot of Social media networking sites which delivers best quality services to their customers like Internet Speed and various topics at one place where they ask question to professional experts and can also interact with other people having same interest.
2014-12-23 04:35:00
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2014-12-29 00:51:00 / Author: Fox
Forums are better than social media if you're focusing on a specific topic. You can't congregate everything into one place and organize it like a forum can with Facebook or Twitter or whatnot. Twitter sucks with its character limit, anyway. I've never understood that. With the limit, you have to use short words and SMS language which makes you sound like an idiot or a 6 year old. Anyway, forums are more dedicated, so I think that they're kind of better for specific topics.
2014-12-29 00:51:00
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