Friday, February 17, 2006


I wasn't the quickest bunny to figure out all the yammering over RSS until I installed Radio and saw all these wonderful feeds coming onto my screen.

Now the buzz is over Attention and OPML. I'm back to being a bit of a dumb bunny trying to figure out why certain folks are so worked up about it. For a screencast about attention-engines, go to: Alex Barnett - attention engine screencast

From Alex's blog, I found the article The Attention Economy and the Net by Michael H. Goldhaber. Exactly the kind of read I was working for while sweating away on the elliptical. It's interesting and you can see some of this coming to be in the Blogosphere and how services are emerging to try to find the few rare gems in the blogs that are worth reading. Within a glut of information, what's relevant to you? And once people start paying attention to you, that's golden.

But I'm still a bit of a bunny scratching between the ears as I ramp up on the extremem passion over attention.xml and the OPML file. Usually, stuff like this seems so natural and organic (like HTML) that everyone says, "Of course!" and starts using it and benefitting from it. I'm not there yet.

But I'm paying attention.

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