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March 27, 2012 11:08 AM Subscribe
Are email lists for group discussion dead? If you were starting a new group -- for networking or to talk about a local issue -- what would you use to bring people together online?
posted by amanda to Technology (15 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Right now, we are just starting to gel and we have a Facebook page. It looks very nice and we have gotten a number of people already who are interested. It's a local group and we will be having occasional meetings to get together and network. But, I've never had a Facebook group really seem to generate or sustain discussion. On the other hand, email discussion lists almost seem antiquated. Do people even have time for email lists after they peruse Facebook, tweet to their followers and update Pinterest?
I've also been looking at something called Groupsite which is kind of like a Facebook clone with an emphasis on discussion forums and allows you to make a profile. What would you use to encourage connections and discussions online?