How The Pre-Facebook Web Inspired Facebook’s Latest App: Rooms

Rooms, an app for creating communities, borrows some of its basic concepts from web forums.

Web forums may not be pretty, but they’ve long been popular. Just browse Yahoo Groups or Reddit, and you’ll see the vast array of interests that can sprout deeply engaged communities. Facebook’s newest “Creative Labs” app, Rooms, aims to bring the spirit of online forums to a mobile-friendly format.

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