Attention Economy

From Steve Gillmor:

"Combining attention with the social graph of validated gestures produces a new and extremely valuable economy. An economy where the price of admission is the credibility of the social contract. To reiterate, Gmail already knows what I’m interested in, what I am doing, and especially what my friends and business associates are doing via email, IM, blogging, and Twittering, all of which I am piping into Gmail and Gtalk where it is archived and increasingly made available via Google Reader. Getting permission to use that data is what is hard, not the infrastructure."

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