This is cool. The way stories are disseminated and digested has changed. I never thought of it this way, but once something gets posted, it takes on organic characteristics. It doesn’t matter when or where it came from, the information continues to grow and change.
In the past, a writer would research a topic, it would be published, digested, possibly discussed over a cup of coffee, and then we would move on. Not to reinvent any charts, but the process was very linear and finite.
Info Search ==> Format Information ==> Publish ==> Digest ==> Discard.
Now things are rediscovered, cross-linked to anything, caught on mid stream:
(re)mix, (re)link, (re)organize
My biggest takeaway is with increased access to information, people will gravitate to what is interesting rather than accessible. Popularity can increase independent or devoid of promotion, recency or location.