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Submission + - The Long Tail isn't longer than it was before (newscientist.com)

fruey writes: "Apparently the Long Tail theory does not hold up to statistical analysis of internet buying.

The tail is indeed getting longer, but isn't growing fat with choice. Instead it is getting both flatter and thinner, filled with ever more products that sell few or no copies.

You are still likely to download and to buy what your peers are into, because of the Harry Potter effect."

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The Long Tail isn't longer than it was before

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