As the first news publication dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the online forum industry and its constituents, ForumIndustry.com is intended as a collaborative resource where visitors are encouraged to join the conversation. Software developers, industry insiders, forum owners, and even individual forum members are valued as contributing members of the community and are invited to post and discuss issues relating to the rapidly expanding forum industry.
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While similar at first glance to Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels, online discussion forums are unique in that they foster online communities typically based on shared personal interests, avocations, or professions. Having evolved dramatically to meet the needs of tech-savvy members, top discussion forums now incorporate rich feature sets that rival the most advanced social media sites.
With off-the-charts growth projected for the online forum industry over the next few years, industry veterans ProBoards and BoardReader feel the timing is right to bring together the collective knowledge and talent of the forum industry to an ongoing roundtable discussion about the current and future state of online forums.
Founded in 2000, ProBoards has established itself as the largest provider of free forum hosting on the Internet. With millions of members, http://www.ProBoards.com is the preferred service provider for forum enthusiasts across the globe. At the core of this achievement is ProBoards' award winning forum software, exceptional customer support, and dedication to continuous improvement.
BoardReader was developed to accurately find and display information contained on the Web's forums and message boards. Founded in May 2000, http://BoardReader.com uses proprietary software that allows users to search multiple message boards simultaneously, thus empowering users to share information in a truly global sense.