Epeus’ epigone points to an amazing quote by David Foster Wallace that resonated in me completely:
TV is not vulgar and prurient and dumb because the people who compose the audience are vulgar and dumb. Television is the way it is simply because people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests and wildly different in their refined and aesthetic and noble interests.
The blog post also takes inspiration from nature in terms of how applications can be viral. Something I personally subscribe to. We have a lot of learn simply by just observing nature!