Designed to disappear

Digital systems that present information in reverse-chronological order emphasize recent content by design. This is functional when understanding "what's new", but the same system lacks affordances for discovering what already exists, which leads us to:

The people who use these systems have done nothing wrong: Always blame the designer. "What's new" requires a different interface from that of what previously exists.

One solution for smaller collections is [[showing the network helps in finding orphans]].

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