I will say this, however... I refuse to believe that humanity will stoop to the lowest common denominator. Yes, maybe we'll go through phases where we just send memes to one another, but we will always rise above and return to a medium where long-form content is shared and appreciated. We will always need long-form journalism, and yes, even forum software for in-depth discussion.
This is a great point. Long-form responses that actually explain something add far more weight and value in my view. I'm no fan of the tldr brigade, and it's just being lazy. Yes, I appreciate that (in the case of my forum which offers solutions) people are keen to get to the bottom line, but if you don't read the thread in it's entirety, what did you learn exactly ?
The answer? Nothing - you just got the answer which you won't remember when the same issue occurs in the future 🙂