Mr Speaker’s Law of Averageness

You are averageOver time, the internet becomes increasingly average: incorrect information cancels out factual information, wisdom cancels out opinion and user-generated-content cancels out content.

For a given web search you have a (correct things/(incorrect things + correct things)) x 100 percent chance of finding something correct.

Consider

  1. Eventually the internet will represent the most average person in the world.
  2. We rely on the internet to make all of our decisions.

Therefore

The internet pushes and pulls us all towards average.

Conclusion

From a mathematical perspective, this is good for 3.3 billion people.

One Comment

  1. hank wrote:

    That was pretty average. Keep it up.

    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 9:22 am | Permalink

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