Derek Thompson
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Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine and a weekly news analyst for NPR's "Here and Now." He was born in McLean, Va., in 1986, and he graduated from Northwestern University, in 2008, with a triple major in journalism, political science, and legal studies. He hasn't done much with the latter two. In 2015, he wrote the cover story "A World Without Work" about the future of jobs and technology. "Hit Makers," his first book on the secret histories of pop culture hits and the science of popularity, comes out in February 2017. He has appeared on Forbes' "30 Under 30" list and Time's "140 Best Twitter Feeds." He lives in Manhattan.

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    • The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
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    Nothing "goes viral". If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today's media environment, you're missing the real story....

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    • The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
    • By: Derek Thompson
    • Narrated by: Derek Thompson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 02-07-17
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