This is not true at all.If you want software that mimics social media, and you think that's going to save you, you are dreaming. Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit and several others have a huge head start. Chasing after their members is a losing battle.
People have made reddit clones in a few days. Reddit with 90% of the features that exist today is open source https://github.com/reddit-archive/reddit
Is it going to take a lot of work for Kier and his team to do something about this? Yes. But is it impossible? Absolutely not.
I find the term "chasing after their members" ridiculous. They are taking a massive chunk of forum members and it gets more each year.
...who didn't need informing.
I beg to differ. Look at all the people who started xenforo forums that have been abandoned in the showcases category.