Buddypress could be a next generation social network because it would be more content-centric, thanks to its WordPress roots. Forums only distract from what could be a very logical conceptual approach.
This doesn’t even make sense to me. ‘Groups’ are a ‘killer app’? ‘Next generation social network’ because it’s ‘content-centric’? What on earth?
Yes, those are scare quotes. Honestly, though. I don’t know what kind of point you’re trying to make, other than that you HATE FORUMS GRAR.