A main reason that the oxford comma is getting used less and less is because it's just an extra, unnecessary character. In a tweet-able world where every character is sacred, it makes sense for people to drop the extras. This is also the logic behind only having one space after a period, instead of two.
I am a big supporter of the oxford comma (and two spaces after a period), but that's just me. According to Oxford Dictionaries, the oxford comma is a comma used before the word "and" at the end of a list.
Check out this humorous example:
Of course the PR bible (aka the AP style book) vetoes the use of the serial comma. It says that a comma should not go before the conjunction in a simple series. AP style shows that a comma should only be put before a conjunction with a sentence like this: I had orange juice, toast, and ham and eggs for breakfast.
Where do you stand in the oxford comma debate? Should it stay or should it go? Let us know!