One of the best examples of the democratization power of the Internet, in my mind, is the explosion of webcomics. Comics or funnies, had few outlets beyond a section in the newspaper or a major comic publisher. Particularly the comic strip suffered from a severe shortage of real-estate, hindering any meaningful exploration of the genre.
The Internet changed all that. Now we have a wide variety of comics from the beautifully illustrated to the stick figures, all with a story to tell.
I realize, I want to post about a few of my favorites.
Up first, Cyanide and Happiness, is just that - poking fun at stuff you probably should not be. Topics are almost always dark or cynical and, more often than not, offensive. It is a bit like Southpark, but with real adults and no preachy ending. Also, before I forget to mention, extremely funny. The strip below is a great example, and had me guffawing.
Tells you something about my sense of humor now, doesn't it? And the site has a random option, that allows you to browse around for hours.