Alexis Madrigal:

The Stream represents the triumph of reverse-chronology, where importance—above-the-foldness—is based exclusively on nowness. […] And now the Internet’s media landscape is like a never-ending store, where everything is free. No matter how hard you sprint for the horizon, it keeps receding. There is always something more. […]

And now, who can keep up?

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2013: The Year ‘the Stream’ Crested