April 12th, 2006, 15:34
Blogs vs Forums
I personally think that forums are much more usefull than blogs. Blogs tend to be more personalized and usually focus on a singular subject. Forums are more popular because there are several threads for each category and the viewer is more likely to find a discussion relevant to their interests.
April 12th, 2006, 16:00
Blogs are for conveying information, news, ideas, and flickr photostreams, forums are for discussions and random photoshopped images of owls and bunnies with pancakes on their heads. Apples-to-oranges comparison (unless your flickr photostream contains mostly photoshopped images of owls and bunnies with pancakes on their heads).
April 12th, 2006, 16:06
I still don't get why you start these kind of threads, are you trying to start a discussion? Why not ask a question?
April 12th, 2006, 21:42
"Blogs" are more mainstream friendly. You hear "blog" on the news/media every day now. I'm sure there are quality blogs out there, but, as I am posting on a forum whose main topic I have lost interest long ago, obviously I am someone who is addicted to forums.
You probably don't get much quality out of forums. They are a different animal than blogs. But I appreciate forums for what they are, and they aren't blogs. Why? Cause if I wrote as horribly in a blog as I am writing right now no one would read it.
Also, curse forums for making me talk how I type. I talk slowwwly. Sort of how I type. Taking the time to maybe get it right. Or possibly it was the blow to the head I took a couple years ago. I swear I am stupider since then, but maybe its all perspective.
April 13th, 2006, 00:04
Originally Posted by oceans11
... I think you need a blog.
April 13th, 2006, 01:57
Well I think they are two different things, and you can't really compare them. When I go to a blog I don't expect to learn anything new if I do that's a bonus, I'm just there because I might have an interest on that persons outlook on things. On forums I'm there to get involved in discussions and find information.
April 13th, 2006, 03:03
Originally Posted by tandoc
April 13th, 2006, 04:34
Blogs are for lazy people whom cannot handle a community. Forums are for people who are responsible enough to run a community.
April 13th, 2006, 05:13
Where the ---- did you hear that? There's more to a forum than the person who runs it.
Originally Posted by sEp
April 13th, 2006, 05:17
Actually I just made it up
April 13th, 2006, 05:31
44% of statistics are made up.
Back on topic:
As said, its like trying to compare cake with a mobile phone, their both great, but great in different ways. Forums are more communitie oriented, and, if anything, don't need such an interesting person to run one, simply someone who can promote it well. Blogs on the other hand are oriented around one person, who needs to be seriously interesting, or the readers simply won't read it.
April 13th, 2006, 06:50
Actually no, neither is great, one is tasty and one is not. Throwing a cake at a hotel clerk probably won't get you sued, whereas a throwing a mobile phone probably will, just ask Russ.
A more suitable analogy would be to compare monkeys and chimpanzees. They're equally as entertaining while throwing feces, despite their different techniques in doing so. Compared to blogs and forums however, the blog is like a monkey who fell out of a tree and broke its neck, useless.
Give me IRC anyday.
April 13th, 2006, 09:39
Board programs don't just come in multi-forum format... some places like Bravenet, the board only has one page where ALL of the posts go, kind of like a blog, but in threaded view.
April 13th, 2006, 09:44
people call blog web2.0
April 13th, 2006, 09:46
Now that's funny. Never remember it anyway.