The days of, "do you remember when so-and-so said that thing on TV? What ever happened to them?" is long gone.
Whether it is fear, stress, anxiety, stupidity, or everything combined, The Long Tail of content is alive, well and forever. Digital Media makes the days of missing that special on radio or your favourite TV show seem as archaic as a television without a remote control.
There's good things that come with this new channel, the bad... and the ugly.
I think this video from YouTube - Miss Teen USA 2007 - South Carolina Answers A Question - highlights them all:
What's sadder: her response, the fact that a fifth of Americans can't locate America on the map, or that this piece of our culture now lives on forever in The Long Tail of content?