Have you heard that Twitter is the future of news? If so, we're in for a world where Apple's introduction of a copy-and-paste feature for the iPhone is the most important news ever.

It makes sense that the microblogging service, where people endlessly repeat (or "retweet") friends' 140-character updates, is celebrating copy and paste like no one else. Twitter, after all, is the ultimate home of groupthink, where mouthing received verities is its own reward. Now people can simply copy and paste their friends' tweets. Hurrah! No need to ever compose an original thought again.

Aside from that: Yes, it's utterly ridiculous that Apple didn't include copy and paste in the iPhone's first release a year and a half ago. Now that the company has fixed its glaring omission, can we talk about something we didn't copy from a friend's Facebook feed?