I want to invent a term

18 May

or maybe someone got there first.

Anyway, the phenomenon where funny stuff gets more positive ratings than serious, well-thought-out content? Should be called the Funniest Home Videos Effect.

I don’t think I can put that in the report I am writing for government, though.

1 Comment

Posted by on May 18, 2009 in work


One response to “I want to invent a term

  1. Friendless

    May 18, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Slightly different from the “Saturday Night Live” effect where people follow politics on the comedy shows because they’re the only ones telling the truth.

    Is this a Tragedy of the Commons?


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