Anecdote: The Long Tail at work

Anecdote: The Long Tail at work

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

tagged: videos, anecdotes, lawrencelessig, longtail, rss

Photo Credit: timsamoff

I found myself on a myspace page with this:

My wife Amanda and I met through yoga, and we both teach at Yoga Toes Studio which we opened about 7 years ago in Northern California. I started combing Yoga and rap music about 5 years ago, and have been performing ever since.

This is the Long Tail at work. I don't do Yoga, don't live in Northern California, and I've never met this man. But he produces content - and I've now seen & heard some of that content.

How did it happen?

My RSS reading list includes Lawrence Lessig (Law Prof @ Stanford University), who linked to a video:

Catchy tune, well done graphics, and good interplay between the music and the audio snippets. It interested me enough that I followed the link to the site hosting the video: vimeo, followed a link there to the video creator's website and found the myspace link.

I didn't see this video on any "mass" media (NBC News, CBC or BBC - none of which I watch regularly). I didn't catch it on John Stewart or Stephen Colbert. I didn't read it off a news website.

I found the myspace page of a Yoga-owner-instructor-slash-rapper-slash-democratic-supporter (whose latest album includes tracks with titles like "Ganesh is Fresh," "Chakra Beatbox," and "Shanti-Peace Out"). My small slice of life in Canada to his in Northern California.

Notes & Links

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 12:00 AM

tagged: videos, anecdotes, lawrencelessig, longtail, rss