Rivers of Reputation

On: December 16, 2007
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About Daphne Ben Shachar
Daphne is a Master student of New Media at the University of Amsterdam. She has a bachelor degree Communication & Multimedia Design, Interactive Media with an expertise in Content and Communication. And before that she also graduated at the Graphic School with an expertise in Traffic and Production Management within the graphical industry. In her spare time Daphne likes to go to the theater, mainly cabaret.

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It all started in 1997 with a Yale project called Yale Lifestreams and was invented by Eric Freeman and David Gelernter. The original work, Lifestreams dissertation, you can read here.

Many people have been writing about Lifestreams. Some of those people you’ll find when looking for “Lifestream,” are Jeff Croft, Jeremy Keith, and Emily Chang. It where their writings that inspired me to write this post. While reading their posts and all the comments it occurred to me that many people where enthusiastic about Lifestreams.

lifestream

I think Lifestreams are going to be a very popular “hype” to come. Certainly in combination with Identity 2.0 and OpenSocial. Why? One, because nowadays people have got a numerous amount of social accounts. This could be Hyves, Last.fm, Jaiku, Del.icio.us, Flickr, Twitter, Digg, Technorati, Facebook, Blogger, WordPress, etc.

To keep track of all your posts and activities on the social software mentioned above, it would be easier to see this activities on one overall page instead of having to go to all the different pages themselves. Also, people are getting tired of registrating themselves and adding their friends every time again on all those different applications. Second, when people are going to centralize their decentralized data streams, it will become interesting for companies, for example recruiting agencies or specific branding companies, as well. “They could each greatly benefit from collecting and broadcasting focused and comprehensive data streams to share activity with their community in ways that weren’t possible before.” ((http://www.briansolis.com/2007/08/lifestreams-channel-online-activity.html))

To centralize all this different data, there are different applications and plug-ins to do so, called: Social Aggregators, see below for some examples:

Profilactic
Minggl
iStalkr
Correlate.us
Explode.us
Spokeo
Profilefly
PeopleAggregator
SocialURL
Socialstream
Tabber
Naymz
8hands
Second Brain
UpScoop
ProfileOMat
MyLifeBrand
ProfileLinker
Snag
Socialnetwork.in
MyMashable

5 Responses to “Rivers of Reputation”
  • December 16, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    ̆̆̆8hands is the only service that offers notification to the desktop, so you can always know what’s going on. even when your browser isn’t open.

  • December 16, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    @ben, I know, great right! It would be a great study to compare all the different applications and then come up with a kind of top 5 or top 10.

  • December 17, 2007 at 11:21 am

    Thanks for the list :) Instead of using aggregators however, one could also try to centralize one’s profile. Mediamatic is working to retain your own identity and keep control over that identity.

  • November 16, 2009 at 12:00 am

    […] To keep track of all your posts and activities on the social software mentioned above, it would be easier to see this activities on one overall page instead of having to go to all the different pages themselves. Also, people are getting tired of registrating themselves and adding their friends every time again on all those different applications. Second, when people are going to centralize their decentralized data streams, it will become interesting for companies, for example recruiting agencies or specific branding companies, as well. “They could each greatly benefit from collecting and broadcasting focused and comprehensive data streams to share activity with their community in ways that weren’t possible before.”1 […]

  • July 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    […] To keep track of all your posts and activities on the social software mentioned above, it would be easier to see this activities on one overall page instead of having to go to all the different pages themselves. Also, people are getting tired of registrating themselves and adding their friends every time again on all those different applications. Second, when people are going to centralize their decentralized data streams, it will become interesting for companies, for example recruiting agencies or specific branding companies, as well. “They could each greatly benefit from collecting and broadcasting focused and comprehensive data streams to share activity with their community in ways that weren’t possible before.”1 […]

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