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The Long Tail from SmarterComics
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- Three forces need to create the long tail:
1. democratize production: give average people the ability to create quality content (movies, music, blogs)
2. democratize distribution: technology to aggregate *all* the content in a genre (Amazon, Netflix, iTunes)
3. Connect Supply and Demand: filters to help people find the niche's they are interested in (Google, recommendations, best-seller lists)
- One quarter of Amazon's sales come from books outside its top 100,000 titles. T ...more
Let me explain. I'm sure that some people love this book. However, Chris Anderson takes an excellent insight, then extends and extrapolates this insight all out of shape, drawing general conclusions about the whole economy that make absolutely no sense.
First, consider the source. Chris Anderson is the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine. If you've never read Wired, it is a huge media cheerleader for the high ...more
I take issue with the idea that this book even represents a body of original ideas. The long tail concept is very cute, but after reading it, I can't stop thinking about the story of Sears-Roebuck which Anderson writes about. The notion of giving people access to a plethora of products that were heretofore unobtainable ...more
A very conversationally written book, by the editor of Wire ...more
In The Long Tail, Chris Anderson offers a visionary look at the future of business and common culture. The long-tail phenomenon, he argues, will "re-shape our understanding of what people actually want to watch" (or read, etc.). While Anderson presents a fascinating idea backed by thoughtful (if repetitive) analysis, many critics questioned just how greatly the niche market will rework our common popular culture. Anderson convinced most reviewers in his discussion of Internet media sales, but hi...more
1.- Con inventarios digitales podemos alcanzar una oferta casi infinita.
2.- Cuando a los compradores se les da oferta infinita, su demanda se prolonga mucho más allá de los éxitos o bestsellers.
3.- La suma de todas las ventas de los productos menos demandados es un porcentaje muy important ...more
It's small at 200 pages but still fills a bit fluffed out. My biggest problem was how the author handled criticism. He either handwaved it away, thought it was still good, or simply said that better filters and post-filters were needed. For examples of successful music ac ...more
Потребитель, с популярных товаров, которые предоставляли классические методы дистрибуции ...more
"Of all the traditional media industries, television is now the industry with the greatest potential to be transformed by the Long Tail forces......TV produces more content than any other media and entertainment industry...but...Only a tiny fraction of it is available to you.
..the ratio of produced content to available content is higher than any other industry. Other industr ...more
The only problem that I am now realizing that no one else has become a giant, there is no new up and comer that is taking the long tail by storm and seems just how hard it is to break into be a global company. Maybe the long tail can not be conquered.
I might have ...more
The long tail is a manual about the way new technologies have changed old economics rules (20% of the products make 80% of the profit), retailing markets, and customers social behaviour.
In spite of the subject it is extremely enjoyable especially for the practical way of demonstrating its theories by actual examples of l businesses’ developments, i.e. amazon, ebay, wall-mart, myspace, etch
“The theory of the Long Tail is that our culture and economy ...more
The Internet has ended the economics of scarcity by cheaply enabling the distribution and acquisition of niche items.
The Wired article, and then just Chapter 15: The long tail of marketing from this book.
Wish Anderson talked about differentiating between long tail-industries and non-long tail-industries, and how to boost long tails when there should be one but there isn't. Also, what a world would be like in which everything is long tail.
Overall, I think the book does a great job of introducing its core concept, but then wanders near the end, I think because Anderson was trying to (some ...more
Best parts were when the author expands beyond his gushing over R ...more
One of the most compelling arguments Anderson uses is that on any given ...more
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