what do you guys think of what's popular on the internet
By what's popular on the internet I'm designating popular websites, websites that are atop the returned results on the front page of a google search, the top 500 on alexa and websites that present a cannon(ideal representation) of the internet, like google, facebook, etc. I also want to touch on the idea of startups. I'm not sure if this is a no brainer but most websites that are able to amass visits are those backed by people with lots of money, guys from Stanford, harvard and big name orginazations, at least they are the only ones you hear about. That's exactly the point I'm trying to get at, it's as if the only way your website will by heard off is if your have sufficient funds to market it, no matter how good your product is. My question for this thread is what do you guys think of this idea of the internet being dominated by "big names", people with the money, if so, who are these people?, please feel free to ask me to elaborate on anything you feel interest in.