How many people do you know that post on message boards?
Do you think lots of people post on message boards or do you think the vast majority only post on Facebook?
How many different message boards do you read/post on?
Do you check into them all everyday/hour/week? Where does DL fall into your checking frequencies?
I think the vast majority post on Facebook and Twitter. That's all. Maybe, 1% post on forums.
This is a good topic, though. Because I'm one who NEVER posts on Facebook and I never post anything personal or read anything about the people I know. I find that extraordinarily boring.
However, I find most people are not like me. They have no interest outside their personal circle.
R2=ME ME ME! Grow up, and stop talking about your selfish arse already! It's past this, isn't it? Thought so...
[quote]How many people do you know that post on message boards?
A very small percentage of people post on message boards. No one I know in real life knows that I do.
R6, would you really feel the need to tell them? Oh wait, let me guess...you tell everyone your life's story!!!
Some of my friends post here, or at least read.
BWW and ATC are great for theater and every once and a while the imdb message boards can give you a nice nugget of info.
R9=has no friends
I know other people who read and post here. All of them are in the business.
I don't do Facebook but almost everyone else I know does, some of them on more than one account.
[quote]I know other people who read and post here. All of them are in the business.
Which business? Show?
I don't even have a Facebook account. This is pretty much it for internet socializing. I check it multiple times a day and will often hang out here all day. Occasionally I'll burn out on it, combined with being busier than usual, and might even ignore DL for a couple weeks, but no more than that.
It seems that most people who post on message boards are extreme right-wingers, who turn every discussion into an argument for hating Obama and other "liberals."
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