roycerus - 1:40 am on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
* Webmasterworld and other such forums where a single niche is discussed have tremendous amount of quality information which will remain important in the coming years.
* Forums need to improve by using ajax - there is a vbulletin hack called "Live topic" - although it doesn't work properly I think this is the future. Message replies need to be live and should display without having to refresh. Doing it inside the thread is also not a good idea in my opinion - it may encourage short replies - it should be somewhere else - maybe on the home page. This will also add to the community feeling - and I think many members will keep the site open to view updates.
* Twitter is good for business/customer relationship - I find it similar to facebook if I have to connect with my friends. facebook is of course better cause it allows more rich media.
* Blogs are good to read - but forums and communities fill a completely different need.