[[WMG: The Internet is smaller.]]
In this universe the Net was under stronger regulations as it came into being that made it just as popular but with less different forums to choose from. This is how Peter and Valentine managed to get their work out under people's noses.
** Hinted at in the book's description of Net restrictions. You have to be one of the top people in your sphere to move on to more expansive ones.
[[WMG: The Descoladores are Bean's children.]]
Radical genetic manipulation with Formic workers and short life-spans transformed Bean's descendants within a few thousand years.