Great post by Sam Sethi at Vecosys on Google and attention:
For the last two years I have been tracking a terminology called attention metadata. About 12 months ago some friends and I became really excited about the possibilities of creating a new discovery engine based on sharing our attention. We created an demo application and screencast video in Feb 2006.
There were other companies also looking to develop similar businesses around capturing and sharing attention metadata. e.g TouchStone, Attensa, Gesture Bank and Root Vault but the whole idea of attention metadata stalled because it promised much yet delivered very little. Recently though it has once again become interesting with the launch of new attention services from Google e.g Google Reader Trends and Google Bookmark and Search History.
Well worth reading in full.
[tags]google, attention, sam sethi, vecosys[/tags]