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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Esther Dyson on Facebook

Esther Dyson in a vertical wind tunnel.
Photo courtesy of Jon Gales

We are extremely happy to welcome Esther Dyson to SIME 2007. She was our key note speaker at SIME 1998 and is still one of the most important and visionary thinkers of the Internet age. Esther manages to speak the truth and to be heard when and where it matters.

Here are some of her reflections on Facebook (from her blog):
"Facebook supports the attention economy -- as opposed to the purchase intention economy. Think of Facebook not so much as information exchange as a place where you can establish and spread your presence, and get attention back. That's the currency of the future ... and it may or may not be directly exchangeable for money".

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