(I missed 10 minutes at the beginning of the session, as well as most of the previous aggregator-feature session.)
Steve Gillmor's "Attention Economy"/"Attention Trust" concept, which he brought up at last year's Gnomedex (which was the first I'd heard about it, is something I've never understood properly. I'm still not sure I do.
- Marc Canter: how is this attention economy supposed to work?
- Steve: after I've gotten through my own personal, obvious attention priorities, how can I find new stuff that is interesting to me?
- Google is already doing this to some degress: I get free software in exchange for my attention.
- Trying to create a process where we can decide for ourselves what we'll subscribe to.
- Winer: as users, the big companies take us for granted.
- Steve: eventually, really soon, we'll build the infrastructure for users to collect the data themselves and share it without Yahoo! or Google being able to own it.
- Chris: I know this is important, but how can I see it.
- Steve: go to Attention Trust and download the recorder to see what it's creating.
- Links are dead because they're being gamed. The pageview model creates crap leads.
- The fundamental coin of the next architecture is not about what the cloud sends to me, it will be about what the user affinity groups want.
- Information is looking for us, we're not looking for information.
- A nice idea, but I still don't quite get it.