"Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community ... but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots." – Umberto Eco
found via social media as i was following a thread about bastards which led me to his wiki. (he presumes "eco" is an acronym of sorts for a latin phrase suggesting the bearer was a foundling.) although to be fair to eco this particular subreddit is highly moderated so only experts on a given subject can respond to the general public queries.