So a while back, I explored where developers get their information. Surprisingly, it is hard to find hard data on the subject. As a bonus from a Forrester study commissioned by Klocwork into the habits of code review, part of the data revealed developers’ use of social media tools. When asked directly about their use of these tools to communicate with other developers, the majority polled would not choose a social media channel.
It just goes to show that yet again, software developers are a breed apart. As an aside, as I was researching this topic, I found an interesting post on why Social Media Experts are poets, Software developers are novelist that delves into ideas on barrier-of-entry as related to quality-perception of creative tasks.