The Center of Attention podcast is for anyone with (or in) an online audience who wants to understand how their digital behavior relates to the attention economy at large.
By questioning data from multiple perspectives, Parse.ly co-founders and hosts Sachin Kamdar and Andrew Montalenti attempt to illuminate what we’re really paying attention to.
Episode 03: Long Live Long-form // “So, our attention span isn't getting killed?”December 4, 2017
Sachin and Andrew take a look at engaged time data and find we have a greater attention span for news content than what traditional bounce rate suggests. Plus: media mergers, the FCC, and +1/-1 on “podfasting,” pivoting to video, and Google AMP.
Episode 02: Search Intent vs. Social Serendipity // “The war for people’s time”December 4, 2017
Sachin and Andrew decode data behind the Facebook/Google traffic duopoly, comparing how we find content through social serendipity vs. search intent. Plus: optimism for subscriptions, DNAinfo and Gothamist shut down, and +1/-1 on 280 character tweets.
Episode 01: The Great Reckoning // “The ad only internet is basically a thing of the past.”December 4, 2017
In the inaugural episode, Sachin and Andrew discuss the current pivotal state of the attention economy, aka “the Great Reckoning.” Plus: Google ending “first click free,” Facebook testing new tools, and how many hours/day they spend with digital media.