An American President flaps his wings on Twitter, and subsequently a storm ravages half of Reddit. The internet, much like the weather, is a strange and chaotic system; hard to predict and beyond our capacity to tame. Our agrarian ancestors looked to the skies to divine their fates. Wise men and soothsayers turned their leathery faces upwards into the gathering storm, pondering whether to scatter seed or to run for the hills.
How are we to mitigate the caprice of the new digital cloud under which we tend our fields? If only we too could arise each day and stare contemplatively of a window into the tumultuous world of the internet. Perhaps we might also learn to read its signs and omens.