The AttentionExtension--control your digital life

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on October 5, 2005

GK VanPatter points to the launch of AttentionTrust.org that will promote open source “attention recorders.” These are devices that will allow people to capture what is being recorded about them and how it is being used. It would allow them to delete material from databases. Claim your clickstream.

I suspect this is an important development for individuals, the media, the advertising community and companies in general. This is one conversation we should all participate in.

Reader Comments

csven

October 6, 2005 2:51 PM

Interesting. I'll have to take a closer look at this and try to grok what this means. Over the year or so, Reputation Systems (and reputation management) has been increasingly on my mind (example: this blog entry of mine regarding several aspects of it: http://blog.rebang.com/index.php?p=215 ).

Furthermore, to me it's another sign of convergence. On the one side we have RW-based attempts to manage virtual equity (reputation, "Attention", whatever); on the other side we have VW-based attempts to bring RW legitimacy to bear on that same equity ( http://secondlife.blogs.com/nwn/2005/10/laying_down_the.html ).

Steve Krause

October 7, 2005 9:32 PM

Here's another angle on AttentionExtension, including some of the challenges involved:

http://www.stevekrause.org/steve_krause_blog/2005/10/attention_trust.html

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