Human-factors. The Key To Consistent Creativity and Productivity. How long can you concentrate and focus on one thing before your energy and attention begins to falter?
How long does it take you to engage in a particular thing to make the effort of engagement worth it? The answers to those two questions make up (what I’m calling) your engagement threshold, and figuring out your engagement threshold is probably the most important thing you can do to become more consistently creative and productive. Findings - Ear Plugs to Lasers - The Science of Concentration - APML - Attention Profiling Mark-up Language. "Web 2.0" is the New. A number of people have been riffing on the how “Web 2.0” is the new vendor lock-in.
The week started with a post by Alex Iskold entitled Towards the Attention Economy: Will Attention Silos Ever Open Up? Where he wrote At a quick glance there maybe nothing wrong with the way things are today. For example, you can login to Amazon and see your order history, you can see what you rented on Netflix or what you bought on eBay. What the (social) attention is not? : nico’s blog. When I talk about my researches on the management of the attention, sometimes people misunderstand due maybe to the fuzzy notion of attention.
Idem in a project context, sharing common and clear understanding about the key concepts of the project is something very important and avoid some future problems . Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Sharecropping the long ta. A while back I wrote that Web 2.0, by putting the means of production into the hands of the masses but withholding from those same masses any ownership over the product of their work, provides an incredibly efficient mechanism to harvest the economic value of the free labor provided by the very many and concentrate it into the hands of the very few.
Richard MacManus’s new analysis of web traffic patterns helps illustrate the point. Despite the explosion of web content, spurred in large part by the reduction in the cost of producing and consuming that content, web traffic appears to be growing more concentrated in a few sites, not less. Are Sites Like Digg, YouTube And MySpace Still Exploitation If P.