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Expat forum " seem dead ? "

Post by SGBoyxxx » Sun, 10 Mar 2024 8:38 pm

Noticed the forum no much activity.
by Wd40 » Mon, 11 Mar 2024 1:00 am
I think millennials, GenX and baby boomers used forums. I am a millennial and when I came to Singapore in 2009, I used this forum extensively as this was my goto place.

I think this forum reached it's peak around 2014-15.

Since then social media has taken over and the Gen Z who are moving to Singapore use Reddit and Facebook groups.

Lots of millennial expats moved out of Singapore over the last decade and because the Gen Z didn't come to this forum, there is this vacuum now.

Now we only see millennials who were expats in the past and are PR/SC now still participate here.
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Post by Pal » Sun, 10 Mar 2024 10:01 pm

Alot of regulars aren't so regular these few months for various reasons.

Some of them do pop in once a while. I do hope they post more often, the board is their voices for the past 2 decades.
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Post by Pal » Sun, 10 Mar 2024 11:29 pm

Still lots of users browsing and lurking around but not posting.
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Post by Wd40 » Mon, 11 Mar 2024 1:00 am

I think millennials, GenX and baby boomers used forums. I am a millennial and when I came to Singapore in 2009, I used this forum extensively as this was my goto place.

I think this forum reached it's peak around 2014-15.

Since then social media has taken over and the Gen Z who are moving to Singapore use Reddit and Facebook groups.

Lots of millennial expats moved out of Singapore over the last decade and because the Gen Z didn't come to this forum, there is this vacuum now.

Now we only see millennials who were expats in the past and are PR/SC now still participate here.

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Post by SGBoyxxx » Mon, 11 Mar 2024 1:40 am

Wd40 wrote:
Mon, 11 Mar 2024 1:00 am
I think millennials, GenX and baby boomers used forums. I am a millennial and when I came to Singapore in 2009, I used this forum extensively as this was my goto place.

I think this forum reached it's peak around 2014-15.

Since then social media has taken over and the Gen Z who are moving to Singapore use Reddit and Facebook groups.

Lots of millennial expats moved out of Singapore over the last decade and because the Gen Z didn't come to this forum, there is this vacuum now.

Now we only see millennials who were expats in the past and are PR/SC now still participate here.
Quite true. I noticed now a days the young one more on IG , tiktok actually come fb is isn't so. I got cousin in their early 20s. I noticed they more into IG and tikok than in forum. I don't see them surf facebook either.

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Post by Pal » Mon, 11 Mar 2024 6:50 am

Wd40 summed it up perfectly.

Forums are my goto places online too.

@SGBoyxxx I still don't see the point of IG and tiktok, mostly photos and videos with no real information.
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Post by abbby » Mon, 11 Mar 2024 8:33 am

I dislike Facebook, Tiktok, Threads, Twitter, IG. They are a reptition of one another. And doesn't bring more value into our lives except wasting a lot of time.
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Post by SGBoyxxx » Mon, 11 Mar 2024 10:13 am

Pal wrote:
Mon, 11 Mar 2024 6:50 am
Wd40 summed it up perfectly.

Forums are my goto places online too.

@SGBoyxxx I still don't see the point of IG and tiktok, mostly photos and videos with no real information.
Well which I mention early is usually teens they seem more into IG and tiktok.

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Post by SGBoyxxx » Mon, 11 Mar 2024 10:14 am

abbby wrote:
Mon, 11 Mar 2024 8:33 am
I dislike Facebook, Tiktok, Threads, Twitter, IG. They are a reptition of one another. And doesn't bring more value into our lives except wasting a lot of time.
True but also a way to get some latest news .

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Post by casey5047 » Thu, 13 Jun 2024 1:27 pm

It's because when a new member joins and asks an innocent question, a bitter old timer will scold them for their (entirely imagined) 'entitlement' and go off on a big rant, like Grandpa Simpson.

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Post by Pal » Thu, 13 Jun 2024 7:08 pm

We are friendly 😉
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Post by abbby » Thu, 13 Jun 2024 10:01 pm

I prefer using this forum than any fb group cos we can stay anonymous 😉
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Post by jalanjalan » Fri, 14 Jun 2024 11:30 am

fwiw, I've seen some of the replies to SG immigration topics on reddit and they are.. way off. I started browsing here years ago because this forum proved to have more accurate info. Also I'm not scared of curmudgeons.

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Post by abbby » Fri, 14 Jun 2024 4:33 pm

jalanjalan wrote:
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 11:30 am
fwiw, I've seen some of the replies to SG immigration topics on reddit and they are.. way off. I started browsing here years ago because this forum proved to have more accurate info. Also I'm not scared of curmudgeons.
Precisely..I've seen very odd answers there before. Can't quite trust those sources. I mean the demographics of users here have better life experience and are well-educated.
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Post by bro75 » Sun, 16 Jun 2024 10:15 am

The GenZs are using IG and Tiktok. Some are on reddit. Many of them use Discord. It is very rare for them to use forums and FB. I am GenX. I can see the allure of short videos (tiktok, reels). They are addicting but they are a time waster and not really a source of useful information.

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