The good news is that anyone is now a publisher and producer. That's also the bad news.
Now that anyone can create, publish, and distribute their own content in the matter of minutes we are entering an Age of Clutter. There's a lot of great content being shared, but there is also more junk than ever.
Don't believe me? Just do any search on Technorati or spend time on MySpace and YouTube.
For anyone interested in this issue, I highly recommend watching this presentation by Andrew Keen, the author of The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture.
I wrote a whole post on this on our business blog at OrganizedWisdom here. The video is worth a listen and the folks at Google ask some great questions.