Forums are dead, long life to groups
Posted by Uberto Barbini on March 19, 2008
At first there was NNTP, a dedicated protocol unfairly killed by firewalls and proxies.
Then came the mighty Mailing lists, with their burdens of mails, daily digest, problems with reply, complicated majordomos and the ultimate lame who cannot unsubscribe from them.
But how are they doing now, in this era of Web2.0, Social web and Ajax scripts?
Especially Facebook groups have a lots of very cool features (privacy levels, officials, the wall, files). It’s hard to imagine more than 4 million of people on a single forum or mailing list!
So cool as a matter of fact, that I decided to implement something similar (but simpler) for my Django project.