What Did People Do Before Facebook and Twitter ?

Interesting question?

No doubt you have a Facebook or Twitter account or possibly both. I recently became a part of the Facebook and Twitter phenomenom although am taking things step by step.

Some of the Pro’s of using Facebook?

  • You get to meet a diverse range of people from all races, educational, career backgrounds
  • You can have fun joining different groups hobbies, to making friends, gardening.
  • You can post photo’s and video’s for your friends to see.
  • Connect with like minded people on business level.
  • Invite people to events (ie birthday parties)

So is there a downside of using Facebook?

The personal conversation “live” on the telephone is just about non-existent as people sit behind there computers instead of picking up the phone.

  • People will SPAM your Facebook page.
  • You need to watch out for the hacking threat.
  • You need to be on your guard for people with hidden agenda’s (ie trying to get you into there online business).

So the question is What Did People Do Before Facebook and Twitter ?

Online social media like Adlandpro and Direct Matches (business networking)  have been around for a while  BUT what I believe is valuable but underutilized is Forums.

Forums are still very popular today and I believe are less spammy than Facebook and Twitter.

Maybe Forums don’t have all the bells and whistles, but they are packed full of handy information and constructive feedback.

I am a fan of the new wave, but Forums still pack a punch.