Have written message boards already started to bore us? Message boards have been around for some time now and Boston.com has just introduced a brand new kind of message. For their Super Bowl coverage, the site has invited readers to call a number listed on their site and leave a voicemail. They encourage you to leave the most creative, smack talk voicemail intended for the New York Giants or praise for the New England Patriots and they will put the most original up on the site.
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The site also has other message boards targeted toward the Super Bowl, but are also looking for photos and videos. Are written messages no longer interactive enough? I'm only 21, but I remember when they were revolutionary.
People love to hear their own voice and maybe seeing their words in the comments section is no longer enough. Boston.com is relying on reader contributions and this means they have to do new and inventive things to have readers participate. As Youtube.com has proven, people like to give their opinions and document them. Photo sharing and video sharing are not necessarily new concepts, but the way the site is asking for so much user generated content is. Boston.com is creating a community and the sports section is the perfect place to have a neighborhood.