214,753 bloggers, 211,733 new posts, 51,364,877 words today.
That’s the news at the WordPress dashboard today. Now, I like the Internet, and blogging…obviously, but a dyspeptic critic might look at that line and say, echoing Gustave Flaubert’s apocryphal remark,
“The Internet allows lots of people to meet and be stupid together!”
Could you ask for a better statement of the essence of mass society? Nothing matters but numbers. Quality? Only numbers. See how many words we have!