Internet discussion formats
One reason I like Booktalk is the discussion board format. You can see every post in a thread, in order and in full, and there is an index
showing all recent threads. And everything can easily be found using google search if you want to look at older conversations.
However, I have heard that there is a trend away from discussion boards.
The rise of Facebook is cited as one factor, but I find that surprising. Facebook gives a very confused platform for any extended serious conversation. Posts are hidden, blocked, and put in non-chronological order. Facebook pages have no simple index to find older stuff.
What do you think?