The short head is human, middle fat is social and long tail is algorithmic

This was a quote i found on Chris Anderson’s  – the author of The Long Tail – and it refers to how search will be done in the future.  The short popular stuff will be pre-loaded results by humans, the medium will be populated by friends and the obscure long tail is found by algorithms.  The quote from the blog post is:

“The short head will be human, the fat middle social and the long tail algorithmic” Still, that single sentence is worth another book. I won’t write it, but I’ll bet someone else does.

It is an interesting way to think about it.  Of course, it is all ad-supported and it does make a good case for Mahalo.

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