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The Resource Hit makers : the science of popularity in an age of distraction, Derek Thompson

Hit makers : the science of popularity in an age of distraction, Derek Thompson

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Hit makers : the science of popularity in an age of distraction
Title
Hit makers
Title remainder
the science of popularity in an age of distraction
Statement of responsibility
Derek Thompson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson puts pop culture under the lens of science to investigate what every business, every artist, every person looking to promote "brand me" is after: what makes a hit a hit.HIT-MAKERS is a groundbreaking investigation into the most valuable currency of the 21st century: people's attention. With insatiable curiosity, great reporting, and beguiling storytelling, Atlantic Senior Editor Derek Thompson uses the lens of economics to reveal the secret of what makes a hit a hit. Thompson begins with a simple proposition: even though many number-one songs, blockbuster films, Internet memes, and ubiquitous apps seem to come out of nowhere, hits have a story and they operate by certain rules. There is a reason why some ideas catch on. But a perfectly constructed product isn't enough to create a hit on the level of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. People have to encounter it. Exposure is the critical other half of the hit equation. So HIT-MAKERS explores two crucial questions: Why do people like what they like? And how do popular ideas spread?This is an especially complicated phenomenon in the 21st century because scarcity has yielded to abundance. The finite nature of the concert hall or the museum wall is now the endless Internet. The world of hits is more democratic than ever. It's also much more unpredictable. So even though human attention has not evolved--our preferences remain guided by an interplay between the complex and the simple, the new and the familiar--capturing that attention is more challenging than ever. From the rise of the Impressionist vanguard to the ubiquity of SportsCenter, from the global Star Wars franchise to Swedish-engineered pop music, Thompson leaves no pet rock unturned to tell the fascinating story of how culture happens.From the Hardcover edition
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BLACP
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1986-
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Thompson, Derek
Dewey number
306.3
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not applicable
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LC call number
HC79.C6
LC item number
T49 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consumers
  • Popularity
  • Marketing
  • Product management
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Target audience
general
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not applicable
Label
Hit makers : the science of popularity in an age of distraction, Derek Thompson
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  • Title from container
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unknown
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Popularity and the mind -- The power of exposure: featuring Claude Monet, Adele, and Donald Trump -- The Maya rule: featuring ESPN, Spotify, and the first NASA space station -- The music of sound: featuring John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, and ABBA -- Interlude: The chills -- The myth-making mind I: the force of story: featuring Star Wars, Isaac Asimov, and Hollywood psychohistory -- The myth-making mind II: the dark side of hits: featuring Hungarian vampires, Disney princesses, and cable news -- The birth of fashion: featuring Taylor Swift, the printing press, and the laugh track -- Interlude: A brief history of teens -- Part II: Popularity and the market -- Rock and roll and randomness: featuring the Mona Lisa, "Rock around the clock," and chaos theory -- The viral myth: featuring Fifty Shades of Grey, John Snow, and Pok?mon GO -- The audience of my audience: featuring Etsy, Bumble, and Moonies -- Interlude: Le panache -- What the people want I: the economics of prophecy: featuring Game of Thrones, Seinfeld, and Shazam -- What the people want II: a history of pixels and ink: featuring the tabloid, the television, and the news feed -- Interlude: 828 Broadway -- The futures of hits: empire and city-state: featuring Mickey Mouse, BuzzFeed, and Kid A
Control code
ocn965917775
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781524735081
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781524735081
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • 40c3j2
  • PRHA 6300
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781524735081
System control number
(OCoLC)965917775
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Hit makers : the science of popularity in an age of distraction, Derek Thompson
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Popularity and the mind -- The power of exposure: featuring Claude Monet, Adele, and Donald Trump -- The Maya rule: featuring ESPN, Spotify, and the first NASA space station -- The music of sound: featuring John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, and ABBA -- Interlude: The chills -- The myth-making mind I: the force of story: featuring Star Wars, Isaac Asimov, and Hollywood psychohistory -- The myth-making mind II: the dark side of hits: featuring Hungarian vampires, Disney princesses, and cable news -- The birth of fashion: featuring Taylor Swift, the printing press, and the laugh track -- Interlude: A brief history of teens -- Part II: Popularity and the market -- Rock and roll and randomness: featuring the Mona Lisa, "Rock around the clock," and chaos theory -- The viral myth: featuring Fifty Shades of Grey, John Snow, and Pok?mon GO -- The audience of my audience: featuring Etsy, Bumble, and Moonies -- Interlude: Le panache -- What the people want I: the economics of prophecy: featuring Game of Thrones, Seinfeld, and Shazam -- What the people want II: a history of pixels and ink: featuring the tabloid, the television, and the news feed -- Interlude: 828 Broadway -- The futures of hits: empire and city-state: featuring Mickey Mouse, BuzzFeed, and Kid A
Control code
ocn965917775
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524735081
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781524735081
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • 40c3j2
  • PRHA 6300
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781524735081
System control number
(OCoLC)965917775
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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