There are many terms that are used to describe the concept of a chronological aggregated view of your online activities. I chose to adopt Lifestream for several reasons. My initial introduction to the concept came from reading Jeremy Keith’s post who coined the term. Also, I like the image the two words bring to mind within the context.

Life – Defining how we live both online and offline
Stream – A constant flow of this recorded information

Limiting the concept to ones digital life is only determined by the types of feeds published. Between my Flickr & Youtube feeds alone, I can provide ample ways of displaying my life in the offline world. Below I list some of the many terms used to describe this concept with their associated people and sites. I don’t think there will ever be a definitive term, but it’s good to be aware of these as you navigate in search of resources.


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