Twitter, twatter, tweeter, twat. The fact that 140characters is enough for media outlets to bring news to the public is grossly telling of our modern day attention spans. It’s the embodiment of the dumbing down of humans—ultimately Twitter will be the humanrobots only form of communication with one another.

But the fact that some total error like “@BarackObama has just passed. Nearly 45 minutes ago, he was shot twice in the lower pelvic area and in the neck; shooter unknown. Bled out,” can be fed to the world is just asinine. Especially from the most “fair and balanced” news outlet on the planet. Sure, the six messages above that stayed online for over 10 hours are being claimed by Fox as the result of the account being hacked. But isn’t it a little odd that it should come on the celebration of this country? And come from the Twitter account of the “news” outlet that consistently attacks Obama, claims he is Muslim, and who already gaffed up in insinuating he had been killed?

Twitter is the vehicle for this journalistic catastrophe, and will in fact continue to cause the killing of well-penned prose for the way we receive our news. Our dependency on technology is becoming ever and ever more, and of course one day we will have our brains fully plugged into the feed..