Social network giant Facebook
has more than 800 million users ,according to their site. Most
internet users would agree,it is a social network considered as a
universal website. But as its influence as a social media continues
to grow,is Facebook the reason why forums are shutting down?
suspect small business owners ,and also multinational companies, are
shutting down or disabling new registrations in their forums,
because they are using facebook Business pages as a product or
service feedback system.
the record,I personally think Facebook is not the main reason .Business owners found a better option to get customer
ideas and queries about their products . Facebook can't be blamed
to forums shutting down. Thus,they are not the main reason.Forum Spamming is. Facebook only constitutes to this huge new
internet phenomena that has left forum platforms likevBulletin
,phpBB ,Simple Machines Forum , and bbPress Invision, diminished
usability and marketability to companies.
the years forums are used to share ideas between members and
create brainstorming about certain product issues or queries ,and
hopefully find an answer .However, with technological advancement,
forums for companies have lessened its business relevancy today.Every day more companies opt to Facebook Business Pages to
connect with their clients about product, brands . This is
because Facebook platform is more personal and more intimate
feedback system than using forums.
Moreover,Facebook account can
access smoothly all products pages inside the social network in
one account ,and this is very convenient to users/consumers.
Also,in forum platforms ,users can be disrespectful or abusive
because their accounts can be anonymous; different in using Facebook where comments or contents can be read by user's friends
or by the public.
Zuckerberg's Facebook has enabled small and big business
owners on feeling the pulse of their customers, but few quality
forums sites are still up. Most of these are
technical and software queries,and topics, which are not yet
catered by Facebook's business pages features ,even Open Graph technology development is rapid.Despite large
numbers of businesses preferring to Facebook Platform pages, Facebook is not yet ready to replace forum platforms ,entirely.But,given the fact that Facebook lures business owners in using
their service,maybe they are one of the reasons behind increasing
numbers of forums shutting down.