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You May Also Like - Taste in an Age of Endless Choice

Tom Vanderbilt

Why do we get so embarrassed when a colleague wears the same shirt? Why do we eat the same thing for breakfast every day, but seek out novelty at lunch and dinner? How has streaming changed the way Netflix makes recommendations? Why do people think the music of their youth is the best? How can you spot a fake review on Yelp? Our preferences and opinions are constantly being shaped by countless forces - especially in the digital age with its nonstop procession of "thumbs up" and "likes" and "stars." Tom Vanderbilt, bestselling author of Traffic, explains why we like the things we like, why we hate the things we hate, and what all this tell us about ourselves. With a voracious curiosity, Vanderbilt stalks the elusive beast of taste, probing research in psychology, marketing, and neuroscience to answer myriad complex and fascinating questions. If you've ever wondered how Netflix recommends movies or why books often see a sudden decline in Amazon ratings after they win a major prize, Tom Vanderbilt has answers to these questions and many more that you've probably never thought to ask. From the Hardcover edition.

Why do we get so embarrassed when a colleague wears the same shirt? Why do we eat the same thing for breakfast every day, but seek out novelty at lunch and dinner? How has streaming changed the way Netflix makes recommendations? Why do people think the music of their youth is the best? How can you spot a fake review on Yelp? Our preferences and opinions are constantly being shaped by countless forces - especially in the digital age with its nonstop procession of "thumbs up" and "likes" and "stars." Tom Vanderbilt, bestselling author of Traffic, explains why we like the things we like, why we hate the things we hate, and what all this tell us about ourselves. With a voracious curiosity, Vanderbilt stalks the elusive beast of taste, probing research in psychology, marketing, and neuroscience to answer myriad complex and fascinating questions. If you've ever wondered how Netflix recommends movies or why books often see a sudden decline in Amazon ratings after they win a major prize, Tom Vanderbilt has answers to these questions and many more that you've probably never thought to ask. From the Hardcover edition.
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Why do we get so embarrassed when a colleague wears the same shirt? Why do we eat the same thing for breakfast every day, but seek out novelty at lunch and dinner? How has streaming changed the way Netflix makes recommendations? Why do people think the music of their youth is the best? How can you spot a fake review on Yelp? Our preferences and opinions are constantly being shaped by countless forces - especially in the digital age with its nonstop procession of "thumbs up" and "likes" and "stars." Tom Vanderbilt, bestselling author of Traffic, explains why we like the things we like, why we hate the things we hate, and what all this tell us about ourselves. With a voracious curiosity, Vanderbilt stalks the elusive beast of taste, probing research in psychology, marketing, and neuroscience to answer myriad complex and fascinating questions. If you've ever wondered how Netflix recommends movies or why books often see a sudden decline in Amazon ratings after they win a major prize, Tom Vanderbilt has answers to these questions and many more that you've probably never thought to ask. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeffrey Kafer

Length:

9h 7m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:15


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:20


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:51


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:33


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:55


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:34


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:48


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:44


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:58


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:03


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:22


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:29


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:13


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:26


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:28


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:43


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:28


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:38


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:54


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

00:31