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Carl LIndgren

Managing Editor / Founder, MAP Magazine

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Why do you 'clap' or 'applaud' a talk or performance? For what reasons?

I clap because I like the performance!

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    Oct 8 2011: I only clap if I really like the performance/lecture or if I can relate to it, you know. Many people just do it out of courtesy. But I think even then you can feel the difference between a long and loud applause and a 'courtesy applause'. It's more than just a feedback for the speaker.
    Good question though, because I never really thought about this before. It would be interesting to know when and how the habit was formed.

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