if people complain about the decrease in quality of media, music, movies etc, is it a trend or is it something made visible by the internet?
was music like Kangen Band previously disliked, or did the amount of people buying the RBTs actually showed reality?
our perception of the world was once shaped by centralized media. Now media is fragmented, what shapes our perception?
once, all we had was Kompas and TVRI. now we have hundreds of media. Numbers don't lie, people will buy what they like now.
quality is a matter of perception, no? and people will usually pay money for what they think is suitable for them. so what is quality?
so if we set high standards of quality but the majority - by themselves - choose an 'inferior' product, then what use are those standards?
centralized media used to be the tastemakers, the curators for the world. now everybody can choose themselves. numbers show their choice!
so are consumers smarter now, and more in touch with what they want? Numbers seem to show this.
if sensationalism and overdramatization of music, movies, TV seem to be what the "masses" want, well... numbers don't lie.
reality is now uncurated, and hits you from all [media] angles. no wonder people want to escape the information overload.