Forums, Old School Social Networks

First, to all the dads who read this, check out which I’m bringing out of the attic and getting running again. Why am I doing this? Simple. Despite Twitter, Facebook and the rest, trendy social networks don’t actually make a terrific online community and there’s very little actual communication either. A forum, yes the oldest of online social networks, still seems superior to me.

You can have a discussion about a topic. It’s threaded and easy to follow and you can go over 140 characters too! There’s even search! Who would have guessed.

The Ning platform does more of course, but I’m not going to blog there, blog here and at work just to keep that section busy. Other users should feel free of course, but  hit the forums (  and add your thoughts. It’s not hard. Trust me.