I'm just comparing it with the past. I know the chat boards take up a good deal of conversation there but that's been there since 2003 or so and the forums have slowed down only in the last year or so as I've noticed longer and longer times on the updates. Facebook is certainly part of the reason as a good number of old regulars are still busy but there instead. I however have never had any trouble sharing myself around without becoming any thinner, mainly as I tend to repeat myself...
"The data doesn't matter. We're not basing our recommendations on the data. We're basing them on the climate models."
Prof. Chris Folland, Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research