It used to be a surprising event for me to come across an article in a vetted news source with an editing error (grammar, spelling, etc.). It would occur perhaps once every five years. Now it occurs almost every day. My background in linguistics makes me regard this phenomenon as a sign of change in language use related to advances in technology and associated shifts in the ways we communicate, but my gut reaction is that this is another in a lengthy list of signs that people’s cognitive and communicative skills are eroding, and (a touch more emotionally) civilization is on the brink of collapse.
What do you think?