knowledge and Learning In The News - 8/26/2006
Big Dog, Little Dog
AUGUST 26, 2006
Fireside Chat: The Long Tail - Signal vs. Noise. The theory of the Long Tail is that our culture and economy is increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number of "hits" at the head of the demand curve and toward a huge number of niches in the tail. In this chat, the participants discuss the impact of the tail, mass amateurization, the role of reviews/recommendations, and how, in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 people.