Stephen Downes

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bud.com

Justin Hall, Jun 28, 2006

This is an interesting concept. "URLs with time and date stamps define a geography. The hypertext choices we make describe hours of our life. Using the Attention Trust Firefox browser extension, bud.com will collect the surfing trails of willing participants. By uploading their browser history, players will be setting the bud.com server to task, interpreting that data into their own networked reflection." It's interesting not so much because of the gaming aspect but because of the use of the browser extension to collect and interpret browsing data in a multiuser environment. Here's the single-player information architecture diagram. Via Craig Bottomley.

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