Thursday, March 09, 2006

Reuters CEO on attention

Reuters CEO Tom Glocer has some interesting tidbits on attention and personalization in his recent speech (MS Word) at the Online Publishing Association. A brief excerpt:
Consumers place value in others making decisions about what is good and what is not .... the skill to spot the gold in the pan of water and dirt.

None of us has the time to go searching through hundreds of sources to pull out what is interesting and what is relevant. Choice means letting the professionals do that for us, and sometimes letting the wisdom of crowds have a go.
For more of Tom's thoughts, see my earlier post, "Reuters CEO on personalized news", with excerpts from his March 2005 Financial Times conference speech.

[OPA speech found via Amy Gahran]

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