wyweb - 12:28 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
You can't solve a coding problem using twitter. Most of the twits using twitter wouldn't care about a coding problem in the first place. You can't discuss graphics presentation or issues with Flash or server tweaks using facebook. You can alert people to where solutions to these things can be found but, again, most of that crowd wouldn't care.
Long before I became a member, WW ranked at the top, and continues to rank at the top, for answers to technical questions I was stumped on. There is a top notch tech aspect to this site that will keep hardcore members coming back regardless of what you do. This site is elite and that elite status needs to be maintained. If you start chasing the "Teenybopper/Mom and Pop/Don't even know what an attachment is" crowd you'll probably get them and it will turn WW into a vastly different place.
The twitter 140char format has decimated indepth quality discussion around the web.
Of course it has. And email killed snailmail. I say we kill em both. Are the twitter 140 characters the ones you want here anyway? I don't want em around. Anyone who can sum up their day in 140 characters isn't someone you're going to get interesting conversation out of to begin with.