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AttentionTrust

I just signed up as an AttentionTrust member (check out my spiffy new graphic in the sidebar). I have been meaning to do this for some time since it became public. I started following it after meeting (or at least disagreeing with) Steve Gillmor back at the Dave Winer’s Geek Dinner for Scoble. I may disagree with him over the pending demise of Office, but he is doing truly interesting work on attention.

It will be very interesting to see how the big players (i.e., Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, etc.) deal with user-controlled attention. My guess is they will completely ignore it unless enough users demand it. Of course, if just one of them buys into it then maybe it will be adopted by everybody.

I am looking forward to (and willing to help, if necessary) the Internet Explorer version of the AttentionTrust Extension. I work in Internet Explorer pretty exclusively (it just doesn’t make sense to use Firefox when developing with Microsoft Visual Studio). Actually, for what it is worth, I use the tabbed Maxthon browser which makes use of the Internet Explorer engine.

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    Ed Batista wrote @ November 16th, 2005 at 7:57 am

Hi Robert,
I’m the Executive Director of AttentionTrust–it’s great to have you as a member. We’re getting a little…attention from the big players, but I think you’re right that as soon as one of them gets fully engaged, the rest will, too.

I’d like to take you up on your offer of help with the IE version. The good folks at Root.net have led the development efforts on our Attention Recorder to date, but they’re increasingly busy with their own newly-launched service, and I’m actively recruiting volunteers. Please drop me a line when you have a moment.

Thanks for your support of AttentionTrust!

Ed

    Expert Texture » Blog Archive » Time is on our side wrote @ November 23rd, 2005 at 10:57 pm

[…] I posted before that the work that the AttentionTrust is doing is very interesting with powerful connotations. […]

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