Before social media ruined it?
15 years ago, those of us already active in online communities were presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We were able to start over and make new names for ourselves—using our REAL names.
Today, most of us simply go to Facebook or Reddit or LinkedIn or Twitter and view the things THEY think we want to see. Today, most of us see only what we want to see. We merely consume.
The other night, I grabbed my phone, opened the browser, and clicked the address bar. Facebook was the second option. As I waited for the feed to load, I thought, “I don’t want to be looking at Facebook. I want to look at something else for a change.”
But what do I look at? Where do I go?
I used to spend most of my time on automotive forums. The problem with automotive forums is that they tend to revolve around vehicle mods and repairs. I’m taking a break from mods and repairs, methinks, after the last month.
So where do I go?
(Seriously. I’m open to suggestions, here.)
PS: This is something I realize needs to be, like, THE #1 THING to figure out with GBXM these days.
(And I’m working on that.)