Categories Business The Long Tail Post author By Chris Tingom Post date August 30, 2006 9 Comments on The Long Tail Explain what “The Long Tail” is in one sentence. By Chris Tingom Principal of Tornado Design, a Phoenix, AZ based web consultancy View Archive → ← Why Project Management is Valuable → Gonzaga 9 replies on “The Long Tail” “Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” Napoleon Bonaparte Thinking about this from a long tail perspective puts a whole different meaning to it, in my opinion. Ever have an ex-girlfriend who you ran into 3 years later, and just off a couple nostalgiac jokes, got her to come back to your place for a nice romp? Well… LOL @ CWW Wife: “Honey why are you just now getting home from work?” Me: “Because Y has a long tail” (actual conversation me and the wife have/had and my official once sentence submission) A line plotted on a graph demonstrating the desires of the entire planet. The Long Tail… Is best with very cheap warehousing or virtual product! While the heat and light of blockbusters and bestsellers can generate a lot of money, there are also big bucks in continuing to sell only a few at a time for a very long time, especially if the storage (or on-demand production) overhead is low. Ok, so it’s not funny. All the world’s grandmas blogging about cats add up to mean more than the BBC could ever dream of (and that’s really cool). A term coined by an over-academic working for a webshop whose sole purpose is to flaunt it’s ability to be over-academic and coin useless terms for things that already exist. (Read: Ajax) Dog licks his self its reality ; cat licks his tail its fantasy Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.