An Appreciation for Online Discussion Forums
I have never been so obsessed with a television show in my life.
“Lost,” now in it’s second season, is ABC’s cash cow (well, in addition to that other show with Lois Lane and an always-shirtless gardener, but I still have yet to see its appeal). I have been sucked into “Lost” since it premiered in September 2004. If you’ve seen it, you’re surely aware of the character flashbacks, plot twists and bizarre theories that make it so addicting.
The show has completely taken over my Wednesday nights. No longer do I agree to Hump Day Happy Hour with friends, and I don’t cook a dinner (pizza is never overrated). I head straight home, sit at the computer and peruse the “Lost” online discussion forums—and there are plenty of them. I love that I can communicate with other freakazoids like me, who share theories, talk about what this number means or what that innuendo may have referred to. I may feel like a nerd, but the discussion forums make the show just that much better. Without the forums, I would have missed the picture of Walt on the milk carton that Hurley was drinking from. And, I never would have noticed the Dharma symbol on the shark that tried to eat Sawyer and Michael on the raft. But I digress…
The point is, online discussion forums are a great thing—and, we have our own here at CertMag.com. While they may not be discussing what will happen if the Oceanic Flight 815 survivors don’t push the Execute button on the dinosaur-age computer every 108 minutes, they can spur some thought-provoking conversations on job roles, tech tips and other helpful resources for those in IT. Check them out here, and see what you can both contribute, and what you can learn
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, last night’s “Lost” was awesome.