That may seem like the case at first glance, but I’d definitely not the rule. The amount of crazy **** I see people posting under their real name boggles my mind. It seems a massive number of people really don’t give a ****.Facebook normally requires your username to be your real name and as a result people may feel less willing to discuss difficult or sensitive topics. People may not want their friends and family seeing what they are discussing, liking or joining.
There’s no simple yes or no answer to that. I would say that Facebook has definitely claimed a large number of small new and grass roots communities through their ecosystem, groups that 5 years ago would have likely launched their own independent sites but the instead now have thriving and active Facebook groups.Soooooo I guess the answer to the original questions is no?
You can create a fake FB profile, you know that, right? Of course, it's harder to do than using forumsNo it will not kill forums, for 2 reasons.
Facebook provides no anonymity. They have no reason to, you are the product. How many people do you see with thier real names as a profile, over a selected name?