It’s not too often that an essential new technology emerges – one that changes our work, entertainment, and daily routines. Such notable technological breakthroughs in recent years include the evolution of portable computers, the development of social media, and, of course, the explosion of smartphones. But with all of these innovations well-ingrained in our society by now, one must begin to wonder – what’s next?

In this digital age, online news outlets have become prolific sources of information. As web-based media increasingly becomes the norm, streams of online articles are constantly published to keep the modern audience engaged. The American Press Institute notes that the rise of digital media has caused a generational shift in which 18- to 34-year-olds subscribe to online news at a higher percentage than any other demographic. As a result, media outlets are now gearing their news coverage towards the fast-paced modern consumer who demands minute-by-minute updates of even the smallest details – and this isn’t necessarily a good thing.