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People need to hack the attention hierarchy.

Question
* Who deserves attention.
* What deserves attention.

Answer based on following parameters:
* Fame of person writing it [how well known is the person? how well known do we assume the person will be?]
* Language it is written in [a poorly expressed great idea will drown while an excellently written mediocre idea will win]
* How recent is it? [present is golden, 1 day ago is beginning to look old, 3 months ago is ancient history, if something online is 15 years old it belongs to a museum]
* How emotionally stirring is it [a controversial blog post gets a lot of attention while a blog post writing things which all of us agree on receives less attention, and certainly no Discussion]

If you connect the concept of attention hierarchy with that of symbolic violence then we have found a big part of why innovation is rarely found in sites such as this.

So the question then is: How could we improve this?

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Comment by Brian Ballsun-Stanton on March 16, 2010 at 1:55pm
Mmm, now this is interesting. What conceptually simple tool can we propose as a feature request to allow us users to hack the attention hierarchy?
Comment by Ssozi Javie on March 16, 2010 at 2:24pm
Agent Raymond, thanks for sharing this post. One of the reasons that makes TEAMWORK Exceptional is the power of the TEAM MEMBERS!
I like the ability to digest issues differently and idea of different perspectives and opinions.
But, I some things JUST NOT NEED TO BE IGNORED!
So, how about we USE TAGGING? We use common tags to promote our content and posts? This could make it easier for those interested...

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