Forums and blogs: old social media still count

Rule 9 of yesterday’s 80 rules of social media was ‘Facebook is not the answer to your problems’ and today’s infographic illustrates exactly that point.

I always smile when I hear people talking about online PR and social media being new – I was doing both in the mid to late-90s, it’s just that isn’t what we called it. It was just a new place to do public relations and didn’t have a fancy moniker. Original social media were bulletin boards, forums and email lists.

It was on the original PR email lists that I first met PR professionals like Peter Shankman and Serena Ehrlich.

This infographic from ProBroads shows that people are still using forums and as I said yesterday “Blogs and forums may not be as trendy, but they can frequently be far more powerful.”

Most desired platform infographic

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