List of Internet forums

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An Internet forum, or message board, is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages.[1]

Forums act as centralized locations for topical discussion. The Forum format is derived from BBS and Usenet but on a much larger scale and in more specialized ways.[2] The most notable and significant Internet forums communities have converged around topics ranging from medicine to technology, and vocations and hobbies.

Forums are an element of social media technologies which take on many different forms including blogs, business networks, enterprise social networks, forums, microblogs, photo sharing, products/services review, social bookmarking, social gaming, social networks, video sharing and virtual worlds.[3][verification needed]

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  1. ^ "vBulletin Community Forum - FAQ: What is a bulletin board?". vBulletin.com. Retrieved 2008-09-01. A bulletin board is an online discussion site. It is sometimes also called a 'board' or 'forum'. It may contain several categories, consisting of sub-forums, threads and individual posts. 
  2. ^ Lee, Joel. "How We Talk Online: A History of Online Forums". MakeUseuOf.com. Retrieved October 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ Aichner, T. and Jacob, F. (March 2015). "Measuring the Degree of Corporate Social Media Use". International Journal of Market Research. 57 (2): 257–275. 
  4. ^ Katayama, Lisa (19 April 2007). "2-Channel Gives Japan's Famously Quiet People a Mighty Voice". Wired (magazine). Retrieved 29 November 2010. This single site has more influence on Japanese popular opinion than the prime minister, the emperor and the traditional media combined. On one level, it serves as a fun, informative place for people to read product reviews, download software and compare everything from the size of their poop to quiz show answers. But conversations hosted here have also influenced stock prices, rallied support for philanthropic causes, organized massive synchronized dance routines, prevented terrorism and driven people to their deathbeds. 
  5. ^ Condé Nast. "Ars Technica | Condé Nast". Condé Nast. Retrieved on 17 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Edward Snowden-Ars Technica: NSA leaker's Internet commenting past uncovered.". Slate Magazine. Retrieved on 17 August 2015.
  7. ^ "NSA leaker Ed Snowden’s life on Ars Technica". Ars Technica. Retrieved on 17 August 2015.
  8. ^ "For Snowden, a Life of Ambition, Despite the Drifting". The New York Times. 16 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Lloyd, Jenna; Kinkoph Gunter, Sherry (2008). "ch. 2". Craigslist 4 Everyone (1st ed.). Que Publishing, Pearson Education. ISBN 978-0789738288. 
  10. ^ "Cybercriminal Darkode Forum Taken Down Through Global Action". Europol. 15 July 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c Holmes, Dawn E.; Jain, Lakhmi C (2012). Data Mining: Foundations and Intelligent Paradigms: Volume 3: Medical, Health, Social, Biological and other Applications. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 235. ISBN 3642231519. 
  12. ^ Buxton, Julia; Bingham, Tim (January 2015). "The Rise and Challenge of Dark Net Drug Markets" (PDF). swansea.ac.uk: Global Drug Policy Observatory, Swansea University. p. 4. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  13. ^ Cao, Lina; Tang, Xijin. "Prevailing Trends Detection of Public Opinions Based on Tianya Forum". Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning -- IDEAL 2013. Springer. p. 186. ISBN 9783642412783. Retrieved 27 October 2015.