“Let every man judge according to his standards, by what he himself read, not by what others tell him“. Albert Einstein
Regardless of our education, general knowledge and multiple daily life experiences, we, human beings, have the ability to judge things, places, people, situations and so on without really knowing or looking into all the facts and reasons surrounding them. Online gaming, I’m sure, is a victim of negative opinions and criticism, since it does have the ability to help waste time and substitute study related hours! But is that it? The answer, after some thorough research, is a definite “No”.
Based on the brief introduction above, I can’t help but wonder: What good can come from online gaming? How can online gaming help in building and enhancing communication skills? Can online gaming forums act as the complimentary future blogs?
Online Gaming Forums: A Futuristic Way of Building Skills!
The more online gaming forums I visit, the more I’m convinced that they have a great potential! Not only do these gaming websites have the viral element, they also do attract a high range of different ages groups from various countries, ethnic groups, religious believes, cultures and backgrounds.
When you take a “walk” around online gaming forums, you will be surprised to see the variety and depth of topics discussed there on a daily bases. You will see people addressing political dilemmas, discussing sport events, debating about economic situations and many more issues and topics, thus building and enhancing the communication skills of those online gamers, especially the younger ones.
Moreover, and since people are rated based on their level of participation in the forums, you will also read many articles, stories and thoughts of a diversified audience all compiled in one place and viewed and rated by many on a daily basis!
Let Your Voice Be Heard!
It seems that whichever way I look, online gaming forums play an active role in controlling the way its active users, both young and old, interact and communicate with each other. These forums now can be highly utilized for nurturing communication skills and educating users on different topics and various ways to be heard without sounding biased while, at the same time, being transparent and honest.
In my opinion, forums are here to stay and therefore it is advisable that they are promoted wisely and not taken lightly, especially when it comes to online gaming forums, which cater to a large number of users from all around the world.
Have you ever joined an online gaming forum? Did you ever participate by spreading your thoughts and ideas? How do you think these forums can be better utilized? Looking forward to hearing your opinion!