From Esther Dyson's Flickr blog:
It's interesting how everything fits together. Mehmet is implementing for both Web pages and RSS feeds a community to use the kind ofattention metadata that Steve Gillmor is writing about in the issue(December) of Release 1.0 that Christina Koukkos and I are currentlyediting.
It's interesting how Esther's Flickr blog is emerging as the repository not only for photos but descriptions and even posts like this one. The resulting metadata combines with the more opaque multimedia forms to create a new cooperating layer of applications. As attention comes to the RSS desktop, I've moved from NetNewsWire to Bloglines and the private beta Rojo, where I followed an RSS search feed created in Bloglines and bubbled up as a new post in my Attention channel within Rojo.
I still use my beta copy of NetNewsWire to archive my feeds for offline use, but Dave Winer's pointer
to Mary Hodder's travails
produced an immediate comment by Bloglines' Mark Fletcher that pointed Mary at his site to retrieve her lost feed data. All but Bloglines are beta, but together they create a service fabric that, when used carefully in concert, creates a joyous noise.