About this video: In the real world, we depend on discussions for learning and socializing. It’s how we relate to one another. The same thing happens on the Web, and thanks to discussion forums we have a reliable way to organize and discover information in the form of discussions among people anywhere in the world.
The role of discussion forums on the Web
Why discussion forums matter
How discussion forums are organized
What is required for forum participation
How forums are managed and can become a community
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We'd like to thank Patrick O'Keefe for helping with this video. He is a friend and the author of Managing Online Forums. If you want to dive deeper into forums, I can't recommend his book enough.