I have already discussed that issue in previous posts (here and here). Now that we have access to social media to discuss science, does the submission of letters to the editor is still worth? Should we take more of our time to scan the literature related to our area of expertise and be active in post-publication discussion through the official route ? Or should we simply write posts on our respective blog or comments on twitter? Personally, I find unfortunate the fact that after having worked several months/years on a study and published a manuscript, I cannot further discuss the paper (response to a letter to the editor or ecomment) after its publication…
Are you writing letters to the editor ?
If the answer is no, why?
If the answer is yes, why?