Sometimes a writer sitting in his shed will come up with something extraordinary and best off untouched by any kind of appraisal until release. I'd like to propose that The Werckmeister Harmonies is such a work (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0249241/). Extraordinary.
I once heard that the internet can viewed as a suppressor of new ideas. A normal 'blogger' view would be that the spread of ideas quickly means that evolution of thought is accelerated. But pockets of isolated thought can sometimes be more beneficial. If everyone knows the same thing and the same trends - you don't get 'movements'. No Italian neo-realism, no German expressionism, no French new wave. Once these ideas hit a critical mass they exploded worldwide and created new thinking and new ideas globally. Currently we don't explosions - just a trickle.
Conclusion: internet = bad thing?