Thinking, Instructional Design, PWLE, Manufacturing, & Google
Big Dog, Little Dog
JUNE 4, 2007
The idea that content on the web is "free" is mistaken: the hidden cost may be the demise of old media and entire art forms on which the free content depends. Another web idea dismantled by Keen is the concept of the "long tail" - the slow but gradual accumulation of sales by niche products such as books that could never have commanded shelf space in shops but can wait for buyers to find them on Amazon. Also see, Does Internet democracy work?