Here are links to each post in my critical reader’s companion to The Long Tail by Chris Anderson.
0- Cards on the Table
0.1 – The Cover
0.2 – The Introduction
1 – The Long Tail
2 – The Rise and Fall of the Hit
3 – A Short History of the Long Tail
4 – The Three Forces of the Long Tail
5 – The New Producers
5.1 – One Big Virtual Tent
6 – The New Markets
7.0 – A Teaser
7 – The New Tastemakers
8 – Long Tail Economics
8.1 – A Note on Networks
9.1 – The Short Head Part 1
9.2 – The Short Head is Alive and Well
9.3 – The Short Head Part 2
10 – The Paradise of Choice
10.1 – A Short Note
11.1 – Living in a Niche Culture (1)
11.2 – Living in a Niche Culture (2)
12 – The Infinite Screen
13 – Beyond Entertainment
14 – Long Tail Rules
15 – Coda
Or you can download the whole thing as a 150-page PDF here.
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