Since my last post is really a question, let me provide some questions I would ask if it was the topic of an open conversation:
What are examples of giving attention transparently that save time?
Is the skill on the rise focus or flow?
How do we teach flow?
Which is of more value to vendors: transactions or engagement to co-produce and co-promote?
Which is of value to PR: exclusives or inclusives?
When you give attention to a co-worker, is the benefit usually short-term or long-term?
Which would your employer rather you give more of?
If attention isn't scarce in the attention economy, what is?
Will Twitter fail because of overload? Why not? Social network as filter? Ability to downshift to asynchronous?
If social dynamics are positive in a community, does the role of community management shift to directing attention by fiat? Is that expensive?
How does memory change with abundant attention?
What corporation executes best at giving attention?
Is a shift from push to pull as the dominant model of attention management do we discover more or is it the proverbial echo-chamber?
If we shift from push models of attention management, to pull, are we more productive?
There, I've put you back in middle school with a lazy teacher. That or a professor with the case method.