Wired has a great article entitled "Minifesto for a New Age." That's not a typo, by the way. The article is about what the author refers to as "snack culture."
"We now devour our pop culture the same way we enjoy candy and chips - in conveniently packaged bite-size nuggets made to be munched easily with increased frequency and maximum speed."
It's a great read, and worth taking note, if you can get past the cheesy "snack" metaphor. Read the full article here.