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John Banfill

Thanks for a great article and putting some numbers to the free economy. It is helpful and should be tracked as a metric as it grows.

Your figures reflect only the digital side of the free economy. The entire free economy also includes gifts and services by family and friends such as child rearing, care of sick, handicapped and elderly people, cleaning, cooking etc. Volunteer work and charity also need to be included in the total reach of the free economy.

Farming, fishing, mineral extraction and energy take free resources which nature has provided at no cost and sells them to consumers after some processing.

The total value of the scarcity/money economy is a very small percentage of the total goods and services that we use.

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Good catch! Fixed...

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Sean Carmody

Nice piece! One of the challenges for traditional media, and the music industry in particular, is coming to grips with your third category. It's clear to some that there's a lot of money to be made there, but the established industry is afraid of change as it threatens to undermine their existing revenue models and so are more focused on fighting new technology than working out how to profit from it.

Gavroche

I think the long tail will continue to prove its viability, but some tweaks need to be made in the way that the long tail is distributed and monetized. As a musician, my interest is obviously in the long tail of music, and while it may not have produced great results, the opportunity is still there. It's just about a way of distributing long tail works that enables us unsigned/DIY artists to compete with the big boys. Got an article about this over on evolvingmusic.wordpress.com.

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Jane Tappuni

Very interesting - we are using FREE to help sell books for UK book publishers.
In the UK publishers are using us to tag their marketing with a short code and a call to action "Text 64888 keyword to get your free chapter" or we create bespoke mobile campaigns for publishers.

Our business model is based around giving the consumer free rich content, in our case chapter samplers with the option to CLICK TO BUY. What we are doing in order The proposition is simple; give away free content or sample to entice customers to buy the product or give away content for them to take with them on their phones. All the content we give away s direct to mobile phones so it's sustainable, direct, portable, immediate etc...

It is working and we are seeing uptake increase exponentially but I still think a huge barrier is the cynicism - a lot of consumers in the UK don't believe there really is a Free!

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The Long Tail by Chris Anderson

Notes and sources for the book

FREE was available in all digital forms--ebook, web book, and audiobook--for free shortly after the hardcover was published on July 7th. The ebook and web book were free for a limited time and limited to certain geographic regions as determined by each national publisher; the unabridged MP3 audiobook (get zip file here) will remain free forever, available in all regions.

Order the hardcover now!