sundaridevi - 2:14 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
There are issue here for the arts and culture. Does our society require the potential of super-dupe huge fame and fortune to create the Beatles? Nothing in the past would indicate that to be necessary. Indeed, perhaps the late 20th Century was unusual in its huge cultural brands. I'm talking about Tide soap and the Rolling Stones, both. Maybe those of us building the web, especially the independent web, have been a part of all of that unwinding, slowly...
We'll still have the people talented as the Stones, but more than ever we are going to have to use our own judgment to find them.
I love this statement. Radio and media made groups like the Rolling Stones. There were surely other bands as good or better that never went anywhere. What I like about what you said is that it means websites/communities will have their own micro-stars. I guess like some hotels are famous on TripAdvisor, but outside of that community nobody would ever care about them.