The Popular over the Authoritative?

Google, the de facto search engine of the Internet, indexes the most popular Web sites for a keyword, not the most authoritative. Meanwhile, I believe that Clay Shirky has accurately applied the Power Curve to the phenomenon known as blogging. And blogging is similar to many phenomenon on the Internet.

Is the future, propelled by the evolutiin of media technologies, the primacy of the popular over the authoritative? I worry.