Digital systems often present 'everything they have' because it's natural for the underlying technology (
fetch all items from storage). This presentation can be in the form of dumping everything on screen at once or in pages. At massive scales, it leaves the person using the system to:
- drudgingly click through archives one fragment at a time
- rely on search functionality that depends on how the site is built or what the search engines are able to gather
- have no recourse because there is a maximum threshold for browsing pre-existing content
As an alternative, ensure that every presentation is finite either by curation or by richer metadata and filters.