Universal law of wide adoption

Everything iterates to lowest denominator

Last night, I was pondering a little bit on the social network post of yesterday. One of the interesting aspects is that when something gets wide adoption the quality is reduced to the lowest denominator.

A few examples come to mind:

* broadcast TV with thematic TV shows without a real story
* Idyllic coastal towns with only cheap flashy gift stores and ice cream places
* Facebook with buzzy posts itching for likes
* Malls which are exact copies of generic merchandising stores

It is almost if there is a universal law which stipulates that when something grows in popularity, it reduces the quality of the experience to the lowest possible setting.

Maybe it is just me.

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