Long Tail Blogging is Dying?

Tony Karrer

Just read an article in the Guardian The long tail of blogging is dying (Found via Donald Clark ). And there are more good quality vendor blogs. I remember asking Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They? I'm sure that this will continue to change, but I would question the notion that long tail blogging is dying. But recently – over the past six months – a new trend: fewer blogs with links, and fewer with any contextual comment.

Learning in Organizations Community

Jay Cross

You might get the real skinny on a vendor, an event, or a service by talking with someone who knows them from experience. People on the thin end of the Long Tail. Two years ago I set up a Google Group on Learning. Last night I wrote the members: You’re one of 1,797 members of the Learning in Organizations Community on Google Plus. Since its founding two years ago, our community has morphed into a place to post wisdom, schlock, and self-boosterism.

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Speaking and Workshop Services

Tony Karrer

In Learning, Extended Brain and Topic Hubs , I talked about the story behind the launch of Speaking Pro Central. While I've been speaking and conducting workshops for quite a while, I've never really treated this aspect of my professional life … well professionally. So, this post (and since Blogger only allows posts) represents a first step. For subscribers, I apologize – you only will see this once and then it becomes a fixture on the site that I can update.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0 Corporate Access (6) LinkedIn for Finding Expertise (6) Social Learning (6) Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape (6) As a side note, I used this as an opportunity to update my Blog Guide.

Mzinga 100

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Organizations will need you to shift a it towards Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis and Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape. If you want to optimize total learner hours, then you make long courses aimed at lots of employees. Thus, the large vendors coming out of the talent management side (recruiting, performance reviews) will naturally look to combine with large traditional learning management vendors.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

Anecdotally times are incredibly tough right now for training vendors. But I've talked to training vendors who are down 30 – 60% on their sales in the first quarter. I personally would bet against training as publisher of formal learning in the long-term. In having lots of conversations with heads of training departments, training vendors, and training consultants, it's not at all clear what we should be selling instead. This is a very strange time.

The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Charles Jennings

The thought that any ‘vendor relationship management’ could occur with this number of suppliers was laughable. Training/Learning Vendor Rationalisation Working with some very competent procurement/sourcing colleagues we created a simple approach for reviewing and rationalising our supplier base. We then worked to consolidate as much of the work carried out by Approved Suppliers up to Preferred Suppliers and, in doing so, remove some of the ‘tail’ of approved suppliers.

Masie 40

Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic (2017)

Your Training Edge

The above long tail spreading is motivating because it shows a design that we commonly see in open digital platforms: some huge hits and a vast stretch of niche contributions. The vendors of iPaaS are Informatica, segment, Dell Boomi and much more. DMPs is providing Oracle, Adobe, and Salesforce but the stand-alone vendors are Neustar, DataXu, MediaMath, Rocketfuel and much more.