Tom Vanderbilt: "You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice" | Talks at Google





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Published on Jun 2, 2016

Best-selling author & journalist Tom Vanderbilt visited Google to discuss his latest book, "You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice." Among other topics, Tom discussed:

Why YouTube got rid of the five-star rating system
Why we can eat the same thing for breakfast every day, but crave novelty for dinner
Why a "blue shirt with khaki pants" is such a common men's look
Why winning an award makes a book's Amazon ratings go down
How you can tell if a review on Yelp or TripAdvisor is fake
Why Coldplay is the most divisive band, and Pink Floyd is most liked by Republicans
Why museums exhaust us

Tom is best-known for his bestseller "Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do."

Discussion moderated by Sachit Egan.


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