Rivers of Reputation
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.
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:
– Second Brain