Excess Noise Knowledge Base

Definitions for those who work in communications and perception

Popularity

Popularity is a word that is often misused. Some associate the word with ‘many’ people liking something. In fact, though similar, the word means when something – an idea, a person or an object – is in vogue or trending. Another accepted meaning of the word is when something is sellable or marketable. In communications we simply associate the word with the positive versus the negative.

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