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Is this technically a social media?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Inactive member 736319, Sep 2, 2018.

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  1. I mean, it can be considered one right? its got the community and stuff.
     
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  2. MutoShack

    MutoShack New Member

    Conventionally this would be called a forum. Like all other forums, it CAN be a "medium" for "socializing", so yes it could be called a social media, but if we're using such loose terms, the Internet itself is a social media.
     
  3. would that make Reddit a forum and not a social media?
     
  4. MutoShack

    MutoShack New Member

    I wouldn't quite say so. Few people see Reddit as a forum *or* a social media. The Wikipedia page describes Reddit as a "Social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website", which seems fitting but not exactly defining in terms of modern conventional standards. Reddit, as the description implies, aggregates "subreddits", and depending on the rules of the subreddit, it could be used more forum-ishly I suppose.

    You may be better off now searching the Web for definitions of "forum", "reddit" and "social media"

    But I mean, don't ask me exactly what Reddit is, I'm not sure how Reddit got dragged into this topic.
     
  5. huh, i wasnt really expecting a serious answer, thanks.
     
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  6. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I think generally when people think of "social media" they think of the kinds of apps/platforms that use instant and immediate forms of communication. Such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Those platforms you can follow along as things are being posted and carry on discussions live. Now, in theory you could do that here as well if you enabled notifications for each thread you've posted on, but it's not quite the same since the other people probably aren't doing the same. The forum category is generally something you visit when you have time and you participate for a while in each subject that interests you and then return at a later time to see if there has been any further communication. But, as was mentioned, technically I guess in some way they're all some kind of social media - they're online, and they're social. That's about as broad of a description as you could get. hehehe
     
  7. T21STCPG

    T21STCPG Well-Known Member

    I think it is.
     
  8. daveluiz09

    daveluiz09 Active Member

    I think not. Looking at the current Social Media trends and its dynamics, Social Media is so fast paced and all about virality of content now. Here, you can actually discuss about different things and find really old discussions which can still help you with problems. So, to me this is not social media.
     
  9. bracesbox

    bracesbox New Member

    I think by and large when individuals consider "web-based life" they think about the sorts of applications/stages that utilization moment and prompt types of correspondence. For example, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and so forth. Those stages you can pursue along as things are being posted and bear on discourses live. Presently, in principle, you could do that here too on the off chance that you empowered warnings for each braces box string you've posted on, yet it's not exactly the equivalent since the other individuals most likely aren't doing likewise. The discussion class is, for the most part, something you visit when you have time and you partake for some time in each subject that interests you and after that arrival at a later time to check whether there has been any further correspondence. In any case, as was made reference to, in fact, I figure somehow they're all some sort of web-based social networking - they're on the web, and they're social. That is about as expansive of a portrayal as you could get.
     
  10. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Reddit is mostly for claiming and Razer put their staff there to clean it;), Insider was social forum but Razer has a plan to make it support forum, even mostly supports came from members.
     
  11. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    There's no plan to turn Insider into a purely support forum or to change the social aspect at all - we just added a support section because people wouldn't stop coming here and asking for support. Initially this was NOT a support forum and we stated it constantly and would delete support related questions. Because that upset so many people we added a support forum a few extra staff members to keep an eye on support related issues. However, the main goal of Insider being social and a place for fans to hang out together is still a primary function of Insider.
     
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  12. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    My bad using “was”, I meant it’s indeed social forum with extra supports board as meintioned on this thread, and on top locked thread from this forum.
     
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