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:
- confront infinity
- ask questions that have already been answered
- lack awareness of connections that someone else has already made
- be unable to find something we have previously encountered.
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]].