Here is how I see the ultimate community ( I’m building a community for the software company I work for, so I think about this a lot)
- Discord – Great for building relationships, banter, real-time voice chat and text chat.
- Discourse (forum) – Great for longer form thoughts that require permanence, and can be found via SEO.
- Telegram – Great for mobile push alerts on when you are going live, when you want people to hop on the pub, etc.
Think about this forum as the bulletin board you check when you walk into a real pub. Discord is the actual real-time personal interaction!
If you’re looking for an app to build, building something that has all three would dominate the online community space