Tim O'Reilly on Web2

To quote a wee bit of what Tim O’Reilly has written about Web2, since he discovered he could leverage it into a marketing ploy:

The Long Tail"
"Small sites make up the bulk of the internet's content; narrow niches make up the bulk of internet's the possible applications. Therefore: Leverage customer-self service and algorithmic data management to reach out to the entire web, to the edges and not just the center, to the long tail and not just the head.”

What the fuck does this mean? I’ve got a damned high IQ, I've been in IT for nearly 40 years and this entire paragraph sounds like something muttered in an absinthe bar. Even Microsoft’s Mix 06 team has referred to this silly quote in their RSS feed.

Put up a comment if you can explain this, please!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you read The Long Tail? That might help...