Wild Applause: How the Twentieth Century Tamed the Audience.

Part Two of a new series looking at the cultural history of attention metrics from Victorian music halls to Facebook.

Matt Locke
Oct 3, 2017 · 9 min read
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Director of www.storythings.com. Runs www.howwegettonext.com, www.thestory.org.uk, and lots of other stuff.

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Director of www.storythings.com. Runs www.howwegettonext.com, www.thestory.org.uk, and lots of other stuff.

A Brief History of Attention
A Brief History of Attention
A Brief History of Attention

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A Brief History of Attention

Ever wondered why we use charts to measure music, but ratings for TV? Or who invented the Like? A Brief History of Attention will tell the stories of how these metrics emerged, and how they have defined our culture.

Ever wondered why we use charts to measure music, but ratings for TV? Or who invented the Like? A Brief History of Attention will tell the stories of how these metrics emerged, and how they have defined our culture.

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