The Decline of BA

To: Tim Bawden <>
Subject: The Decline of BA
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2016 23:16:54 +0000
I just remembered one reason someone here once gave for preferring a mailing 
list to a web forum - not allowed to use web forums at work. I assume the same 
would apply to Facebook.

Peter Shute

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> On 6 Jan 2016, at 9:41 AM, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> Tim, can you please elaborate on the gap you referred to? What is it that FB 
> is lacking that a website/forum could fix? There's been an Australian sub 
> forum on for a long time, but my impression is that 
> it rarely gets much traffic apart from stuff that interests UK birders. For 
> some reason Australian birders seem to have been reluctant to move from 
> mailing lists to web sites till FB.  I suspect it was the introduction of 
> smart phones that helped Facebook usage spread, and a lot of web forums are 
> difficult to use on a small screen.

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