Discussion questions on “The Long Tail’

1. Cite examples of Long Tail business success that have emerged in the two years since the book was published.

2. Agree or disagree: our ability to satisfy our niche appetites in the Long Tail is diminishing the cultural significance of “hits.”

3. Is cultural fragmentation a healthy development, or is the narrow pursuit of one’s personal taste, as Anderson quotes Christine Rosen as saying, “making us incapable of ever being surprised… [encouraging] not the cultivation of taste, but the numbing repetition of fetish.”  (p. 190)


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