[quote="JP"]yeah i think people post more stuff through facebook these days - kind of insular, post stuff to your friends, most of which know all the shit already, and not post throuigh public forums where new interested people could actually see it.
It feels like a bad development with illusion of sharing information which doesnt actually reach the people searching for it.
Although I agree to some extent, I wouldn't say that FB is insular. Sure, if you never share anything yourself the virality of the information stops right there, but for most people this is not the case. A couple of weeks ago a 17 year old girl managed to get 10 000 people to come to an anti-rasism demonstration in Stockholm in less than 24 hours, almost all done via Facebook. Hardly what I call insular and closed. Word of mouth is powerful, if people really share stuff among themselves, which quite a lot of people do.
Discussion forums like this has another way of reaching out, but I wouldn't have them in opposition, but rather different ways of getting the message out there.