“Every two days, mankind creates as much information as it did from the dawn of civilization until 2003.” – Susan Karlin, FAST COMPANY
There has never been any other point in human history that has experienced the amount of information that an average person is exposed to today. This is because we live in a global village ( Marshall McLuhan), connected by an digital nervous system that transcends the barrier of matter.
This isn’t thanks to just technological advancement but to the very nature of the internet. Unlike previous forms of communication (for example: television, radio or telephones) the internet is based on the concept of a distributed network – meaning each node can communicate to each other.
In essence, all nodes equal. Even if they are only used to update Facebook.