Long Tail Redux

In case folks haven’t seen it, Chris Anderson is saying that things were askew in his original “long tail” analysis. Instead of 57% of Amazon’s sales coming from products in the long tail (i.e., outside the top 100,000 books), it is more like 36%.

This is still a large number, but it is also close enough to an 80/20 split that a little less fervor (and a few less slides) about the whole long tail would be nice.

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