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Monday, 16 February 2009

What are the business models for attention allocators?

In my previous post, I have mentioned 2 ideas that will help to better allocate the attention for users. One of the nagging concerns, however is the missing business models for these attention allocators.

So far, the better attention allocators such as Techmeme, and TIOTI seem to have either no clear business models or rely on advertisements, which increases attention costs. What are the alternatives? Is it possible to charge people for better allocating their attention? Would you pay to use techmeme?
Kevin Kelly believes that where attention flows, money will flow in 8 different ways. Can we use this as a basis for building business models around attention allocators? What are the current examples you have seen?