A larger historic record than can be comprehended

There is always some complaint that we’re loosing historic documentation (people write less letters, whatever): as usual, the technology of creating and publishing content is only growing the raw material needed to for reportage. In fact, it’s [so much raw material as to be overwhelming](https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-the-capitol-riot-what-the-parler-videos-reveal) misunderstood, and ignored by those who only know the old tools.


> Some are so stunned by the connection that they don’t really know what to do about it and mostly hang back: previously hidden injustice, factotum, and rebels.

And, [that trove of images and videos means facial recognition can be used](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-16/selfie-snapping-rioters-leave-fbi-a-trail-of-over-140-000-images).