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Jeff Lewis:
From - http://jasonclemons.me/a-spork-in-the-road


--- Quote from: JBlaze ---In the age of social media, you can't have a software that doesn't fully take advantage of the social media craze.

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Couldn't agree more.

Artur:

--- Quote from: Jeff Lewis on August 19, 2011, 11:28:16 AM ---From - hxxp:jasonclemons.me/a-spork-in-the-road [nonactive]


--- Quote from: JBlaze ---In the age of social media, you can't have a software that doesn't fully take advantage of the social media craze.

--- End quote ---

Couldn't agree more.

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Couldn't disagree more. A forum is still a forum. Not a social media network. At least for me  :-\

feline:

--- Quote from: Artur on August 26, 2011, 10:52:56 PM ---A forum is still a forum. Not a social media network.
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True .. :)

Jeff Lewis:
Ah but a forum that doesn't keep up with the internet is one that gets left behind. If I were someone wanting to generate visitors to my community in todays internet I am only hurting myself and my site if I can't easily take advantage of the web.

Douglas:
At its basest sense, a forum is a social network, no matter what its intended purpose.  People meet, exchange ideas, make connections/friendships/etc.

With that said, I think the most integration I would want to see is the capabilities to log in/register with the major Social Network credentials (FB, Twitter, LinkedIn) and give people the capabilities to share a post on their favorite social network site.  I have GH set up to allow people to register/log in with Twitter.

As far as pushing stuff automatically over to a Social media/Network site, I think that would be better served as a modification package.

I wonder how many other forum software packages are starting to embrace the concept of allowing people to log in/register with their social media accounts.  Guaranteed that vBullcrap is on the verge of doing that if they're not already doing that.

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