What is lacking in social networking now?

This thought started with a Quora question – what is still missing in social networks – I believe it is the category-domain knowledge based discussion groups. Forums today do this, but they are very hard to find, and its hard to compare which/where is the best place for me to make my contribution.

Twitter is too ephemeral and length restriction make it impossible to have a meaningful discussion.

Facebook is best for friends & family sharing – its not a platform for meaningful discussion about a specific topic.

Quora may have some elements of what I’m looking for, but I have a hard time seeing how it will evolve beyond Silicon Valley.

So that leaves an easier way to find and participate in category-domain knowledge based discussions where it doesn’t matter so much who you are, or who you know, but what you know.

One Response to “What is lacking in social networking now?”

  1. steve_dodd says:

    What can be done to help people find forums and compare to allow users to determine where/how to contribute?

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