You bring up fashion and the rise of instagram, and I think is a point that should be considered for the other modalities addressed. With respect to growing social circles and higher concentration of key influencers, is this pulling our tastes in the direction of mass appeal or put differently dampening the kurtosis of the long tail? (full disclosure I googled kurtosis because I wanted to sound smart)

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