Great long read about the effects on internet on education, commerce and politics. As industrial-age institution and hierarchies unbundle we are often times left polarizing opinions and distrust.
The picture is not entirely bleak. We see examples, like that of Wikipedia, where outdated institutions are being replaced with a superior institutions based on open, distributed and fluid hierarchies. The reason we haven't seen this in news and politics is because the information environment is dominated by platforms that are built on easy-to-game populist metrics like click and follow counts. Also happens to be the reason why we are working on Relevant.