I recently listened to a bass-related podcast where a couple of bass players got on the subject of TalkBass. The general consensus of the conversation seemed to be that TB was preferable "back in the day." Granted, that was just their opinions, but they don't come here much anymore (except for the classifieds... lol). Without getting into the entire conversation, their overall point was this: before Facebook and Instagram, there was not easy access to other bassists outside of local circles. TalkBass was THE community for low-end lovers. These days, you can DM your favorite player and usually hear back from him/her. You can take Skype lessons from big-time musicians. You can follow anyone with an online presence. With the overabundance of social media, there is also an overabundance of access to bass players of all levels. Granted, the guys in the podcast are now pro players and probably don't have the time to commit to a forum like this. In addition, TB was part of their formation as bassists. So I assume there is probably a nostalgic piece to their discussion that maybe they're too close to see. For those of you who have been around here a while, has TB changed as a result of social media? Is it different than it used to be? In your opinion, was it cooler/better back in the day? For those of you who have joined TB in more recent years, do you also connect with bassists on other forums or social media sites?