Monday, June 27, 2005

Are your feeds turning into too many long tails? Filter! - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Technology - Business

Are your feeds turning into too many long tails? Filter! - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Technology - Business: "Continuous partial attention is that state most of us enter when we're in front of a computer screen, or trying to check out at the grocery store with a cellphone pressed to an ear -- or blogging the proceedings of a conference while it's underway. We're aware of several things at once, shifting our attention to whatever's most urgent -- perhaps the chime of incoming e-mail, or the beep that indicates the cellphone is low on juice. It's not a reflective state.
Full attention, Stone suggested in her talk at Supernova, will be ''the aphrodisiac of the future.' (Which implies that those of us living in a state of continuous partial attention may not be, um, getting much action.)"

Includes a glossary of recent buzzwords/phrases.
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