Thursday, June 28, 2007

Longtail This

Have you heard of this "longtail effect"? It's the name for the trajectory that any interesting idea or item follows, first through the internet and then out into the world at large. I believe it can be graphed as follows:


Note: This is why I've stopped sending links to
Glark, who usually replies to my efforts to be "web savvy" and "with it" by saying something along the lines of, "Oh, Doppelganger, you're so cute. What's it like living in 1997?"

But anticipation of ridicule is not enough to stop me from sharing this with all of you. Because it made me laugh, and even if you've seen it already, maybe it'll make you laugh again:


Welcome to 50 Books, the repertory cinema of the web! Sure, the floor is sticky and the seats are hard, but the ushers are always willing to look the other way if you feel like groping your movie companion.

14 comments:

Cath said...

Fear not Dop, it was fresh stuff for me.. and I giggled a lot. Thanks for the great start to the day!

Carol Elaine said...

I hadn't seen that before, thanks! I loved it!

Funny thing: I watched it with the volume down, since I'm at work and it has subtitles. I imagined the voices speaking English with these wonderful English accents. I played it again, this time with the volume up just a little, and the voices were exactly as I imagined, sans the English language/English accent. Hee!

(Actually, in my head they both sounded a little like Bill Nighy, though the user's voice was a little higher than the BT guy.)

SweetJulie said...

So...since you have placed yourself at the tail's end, I have to ask if you've seen Suspicious Chipmunk?

landismom said...

Hey, it's new to me too. And funny! Kewl! (look, I'm all up-to-date in my internet slang)

Rae said...

It was new to me too!

jthogg said...

Hey the name of the blog is 50 Books not 50 Savvy Links. The more time for reading good books, the better, I say.

Liz said...

That's excellent. I feel so at home here with other not-quite-with-its!

JMC said...

That is also the curve for me. And I had not seen the video. It's great!

rocketgirl said...

I haven't seen it either, but is it ever brilliant! Thanks!

jane said...

I love it and also hadn't seen it before.

Emily said...

Believe me, you can't be any lamer than me. When I saw the title of the post on DHAK I thought you were learning how to knit and were talking about the longtail cast-on. See? Totally lame. Commenting about knitting on a book blog

Catherine said...

Hullo! 50Books is my favourite bookish blog, I'll have you know. :)

Also, you've been tagged! I still can't create a link in a comments box, but head over to my blog and check the summer post.

Aloha.

Catherine said...

Sorry, here's the link!

Tag!

actonbell said...

That is SO Monty Python:) Loved it.
Rabbit, rabbit, too.