The Verge: Social Media and forums

Hi guys,

This is my first post so any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm studying Interactive Journalism for a postgrad in the UK and I'm writing a paper on The Verge and how it handles its social media and communities, including forums.

I chose The Verge because its SM practices and communities were pretty interesting and the forums seem full of passionate users and tech experts.

I was interested to see what the forum community thought? Why do you guys like The Verge? Where do you think it is innovative? Why do you post here and do you also post on other forums regarding similar material?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Billy