People have more power to reach the world now. The web managed, by bringing everyone onto one place, to form groups; which is a good thing in this case. You might expect everyone to become homogenised by the internet, we all have access to the same global media. But what happened is far greater; you can find groups of people with the same interests as you.
Someone who wants to discuss, for no other reason than that it interests them, the details of making a better shoe, voting system, teaching method. You find people with a love of almost everything.
Three things I looked up recently:
- The speed of gravity (wave propagation)
- New ways to tie shoelaces
- Backpacking without carrying much