• Borchuluun Yadamsuren

When the Internet was young and I had much to learn about its nature, I argued that online news sacrificed one of the supreme virtues of newspapers: it denied readers the benefits and pleasures of serendipity. Turning the pages to the news that concerned us, we came across all the news that did not. And then we allowed ourselves to read a paragraph or two of a report on a matter we had never given a second’s thought to. And then, often, we got hooked.