The Depressing Truth About Web Stardom
Persistence actually reduces the chances of success, according to a new study of YouTube stats
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April 8, 2009, Technology Review — The web is a classic "attention economy"--a system in which people compete for attention. Ask many experts for the secret of success in such a system and they're likely to point to persistence and high quality content.
But a study of the success of videos uploaded to YouTube suggest that quality has little affect on success and persistence seems to actually reduce it.
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