micro and macro consensus
A macro consensus is a global agreement.
A micro consensus is a local agreement.
I've noticed that they are not just different but exist in all sizes parallel to another. A consensus with a written publication would be the smallest of size. The agreement would exist merely between the reader and that what is written. A group of reading people would have various micro consensuses. While a discussion among a few each would create a level of consensus with each other person and one with their words as well as a global consensus with the group not to forget about the consensus with the generalised view of the rest of the planet. Each subject each person the group and the globe has some level of agreement with each other person subject group and globes.
It's important because knowing those factors allows one to measure their level of sanity.