I read Jodi’s post over on the Lifestream.fm blog where she is asking it’s users whether or not to add community functionality to the site.
Here’s a snip:
So, while weâ€™re working on the UI and more features, I am especially interested in the aspect of community…So should there be a community or should the communities stay on their respective services?
This is a tough question that any Lifestreaming service must currently face and there is no easy answer as to what they should do. FriendFeedÂ has become the most popular service and it’s arguablyÂ due specifically toÂ itsÂ Community functionality.Â It’s very tempting to emulate that aspect and other services have to take notice.
Yesterday IÂ mentionedÂ Strands who will beÂ focusing on taking the dataÂ from user Lifestreams and building a recommendation engine based on it.Â Â Service aggregation is the base of a Lifestreaming service and it’s clear that the base functionality aloneÂ isn’t going to get you very far in the next phase of these services.Â Lifestreaming services need to bring something new to the tableÂ to define their own niche to differentiate themselves from the pack.
So go let Jodi know whether they should add Community functionality by visiting her post here