When teachers and professors choose their textbooks and other materials with which to teach students history, they should look for a book that has graphics like this one. Below is an amazing illustration charting visually, our evolution through phases of the ‘creation, curation, circulation, and consumption’ of content from a start at cave paintings all the way to Flipboard.
Look how things are speeding up and exploding in recent years. Technologies and ideas are merging and integrating to create an amazing web of information sources and sharing methods that are building a social ecosystem in which an incredible amount of content is being shared in an increasingly efficient way.
Just look at the how far we have come in the last 10 years!