Get Paid While Using Skype
Mobile Monday Mobile Peer Awards

The Doctor is In: New Presence 2.0 by Alec

Pal Ken Camp called for the SpinDoctor, so I'm in...remember folks, iotum is a client. So bias is a natural but his post is a must read and one that has the other VoIP bloggers attention.

So here's my SPIN on things:

We're living in a world where just being online doesn't mean, "I'm available for you this way now." As a matter of fact when I'm chatting with one person, or in a SightSpeed call with someone else, or taking a call which came in over Gizmo, or on my mobile phone, none of the other applications know I'm busy, so the audiences I'm "broadcasting" my availability to haven't any clue what I'm doing unless of course if I change the status on all the tools...NOT. I'm too busy and in a day the number of different things needing my attention, or any knowledge worker is well beyond where it was 10 years ago.

So what Alec is proposing is a clean up of the imperfect, immature and still evolving world of being presence in the context of being "public" without being "open" all the time when it comes to planned and unplanned real time communications.

To me iotum's Relevance Engine is a needed solution in the game of attention management, something that is rapidly being over run by the attention deficit like behavior by so many in the business world. My spin on this is that iotum is the prescription for a ailment that is just getting recognized. Think of it as the Viagra for the overworked, over emailed, over phone called, over IM'd types of people who are coming on line more and more. With iotum, you can be up, and present, when you need to be, not turtling when the hot opportunity opens up.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)