As president of the Attention Trust, here's our initial response to Robert Scoble's post regarding Google's patent applications:
It is great that Google is making productive use of attention data. We invite them (and everyone) to join AttentionTrust and work together to understand attention in an open, transparent way. This will maximize trust, and thereby improve search for everyone.
FYI Robert will join the Gillmor Gang, recording tomorrow at 11 Pacific, to discuss this week's events. The podshow should be available early evening, even for Dave Winer, who thinks the show is slipping and, unlike Google, still doesn't care about attention. Until then, you can download today's AttentionTech with Patrick Grady of Rearden Commerce.