Lifestreaming. Hmm I am seriously considering revamping my website into one. I usually got confined to my wordpress blog but now I sport myself in many of the social media. Aggregating my participation in all these spheres of online life to my website would be more appropriate.
Many netizens have raised the question, ‘Is it the next big thing?‘. Jeff Crofts‘ and Nathan Borrors‘ websites’ are very good examples. Lifestreaming has a more formal name, Social Media Aggregators.
The concept is not new and has been tested with some added features every passing day. Blogs surely were the pivotal point towards Web 2.0. Many aggregrators are been developed, some of them being Friendfeed, SocialThing, Tumblr and Profilactic. I have checked out a few and found it to be really interesting. I think, people simple love to share, boast and ‘blah blah’ a lot about their life. This simple fact is going to take forward the concept of lifestream probably with some new features. The old personal log with comments is restrictive and has found a whole new ramification. Much of these stream elements revolve around twitter, flickr, Del.icio.us and Last.fm.
Of course I like custom designs and code snippets. Jeremy Keith has given me a sound base to get one such application working in php. Yay! Now I can experiment a few and look forward to my next redesign.