12/12/2010 02:25 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Could Social Media Replace Some Books?

In today's thoughtful editorial by Franz Wisner, he argues that the immediate, fragmentary nature of most writing on the Internet and social media needs to be complemented by full-length narrative -- one constructed over time and after much reflection and deliberation. Do you think this is true? Could social media ultimately replace some books? (Newspapers, magazines? That's a foregone conclusion -- social media has already replaced some of these...)