Lifestream.fm Returns from Hybernation. Open to Everyone Again.

After having launched immediately into public beta back in April, then acquired by Mister Wong and entering a closed beta, Lifestream.fm has opened its door to all comers again.

During their private period they fixed bugs and worked on many new features. They now have all of the defacto standard features current top Lifestreaming services offer like commenting, search, filtering, and favoriting.

They also offer some very nice nuances lacking on some other services such as:

  • An extended profile with contact services
  • Support for a whopping 59 services
  • Internal private messaging
  • Internal photo popouts (think lightbox)
  • A “my last visitors” section wich provides user which have recently been to your page ala MyBlogLog

Their most touted new feature is the ability to sending Lifestream items to your mobile phone via integration with the Beam it up Scotty service.

They’ve also added a reshare feature for stream items, but where FriendFeed offers this only to areas within their site, Lifestream.fm allows resharing to popular external services like Facebook, Stumbleupon, and delicious.

One sore spot is that their Adobe Air app still doesn’t work for me and others according to the comments on the announcement page from the blog.

You can read more about this re-launch latest at the Lifestream.fm Blog here.

In any case this is definitely a top Lifesteraming service worth checking out if you haven’t tried it yet or returned since its launch.

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  1. It annoying the way each of these aggregation lifestream services deny full functionality in the html badge that they give you to embed in your personal website. For example, Lifestream.fm does not include the date and time of the activity in their badge. The reason they do this is because they think they have enough leverage that they can force users to come to their site for that extra information. Nope. Just deleted the account and moved on.

  2. Though it would have been quite easy to grab the RSS at http://lifestream.fm/rss/USERNAME, which does deliver ALL information and stream it into your own badge… (think SweetCron) … also the ppl at lifestream.fm are welcoming (and implementing) user-requests…

  3. Thanks, Sanook. We try πŸ™‚

  4. Actually, we don't do this for that reason at all. The badge existed already as it was when we bought Lifestream.fm, we added more customizable options, but spent more time working on the rest of the site, including recoding, adding a lot of new features and services, etc. So it was just not a priority, and until now, no one had mentioned to us, that they wanted the time stamp so much. Thanks for the suggestion though. I'll pass it on to the developers, and once they have time for this, I am sure it's something they would see valuable in adding.

  5. Thanks, Sanook. We try πŸ™‚

  6. Actually, we don't do this for that reason at all. The badge existed already as it was when we bought Lifestream.fm, we added more customizable options, but spent more time working on the rest of the site, including recoding, adding a lot of new features and services, etc. So it was just not a priority, and until now, no one had mentioned to us, that they wanted the time stamp so much. Thanks for the suggestion though. I'll pass it on to the developers, and once they have time for this, I am sure it's something they would see valuable in adding.

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