@ replies and hashtags "arcane"? Please fill us in on the roadmap


I was shocked awake by this article: http://thenextweb.com/twitter/2014/03/20/twitter-latest-experiment-hints-that-it-will-remove-replies-from-its-service/#!AVNzh

If twitter plans to remove @ replies and hashtags, the development community needs to be informed well ahead of time of these changes. These are major changes that would have profound impact on my current product as well as my roadmap.

I would truly appreciate a response on this. I cannot overstate how important it is. Personally, I think it’s a terrible idea to remove them.