I began using Retaggr last year primarily for the signature widget for my personal email account. I really liked the features they had to help build an online profile. Their offering makes all the top services pale in comparison.
First off, they offer support for more services than anyone out there except maybe Profilactic. If you have a FriendFeed account it can even automatically import all of your services by simply providing that account. But it isn’t just the extensive services that make them stand out. They offer a clean interface to add almost anything you would ever want to in an online profile. Better yet, once you create your profile you can use it outside the server in many ways. Like I said, I use it as a signature but you can also create a highly customizeable widget to promote your profile on your own site and elsewhere as well.
Here’s my widget
Well now they have taken their profile creation tools to the next level. They now offer a dedicated profile page that also acts as a Lifestream by importing the data from the services you add. They provide a very clean Lifestream that isn’t a mashup of all your activity in a single feed but rather offer it in sections based on the service type. So you have all your microblogging in one section, all your photos in another, and all your comments in yet another. I personally like having this approach as an added bonus to the traditional Lifestream.
you can visit my profile page here
There are also many other customization options available for the profile pages as well. In any case I really can’t get into much detail because the overall setup options and customizations available on the Retaggr service are pretty phenomenal. You can really get lost in all the choices you have. So check it out and have some fun over there. It’s worth it.
You can read more about the new features on their blog here.
3 thoughts on “Retaggr adds Lifestreaming to their Ultimate Profile Service”
Thanks for the recommendation. What made me switch to them?
– better widgets, signatures, etc.
– tons of services, nicely categorized
– the profile page is finally closer to what a real profile page should be
Thanks very much for the post Mark.
I would like to call out two other new features real quick, as they were the most asked for by Retaggr users: – themes, – and the ability to put your profile under your own domain name. Both help to let you really own your profile.
Thanks again for the comments – please shout if you have any further ideas/comments/suggestions – we love feedback.
Thanks for the post, this is a great find – retaggr is a good, well laid-out aggregator. MyBlogLog and FriendFeed have better error checking when you enter your different services, retaggr will accept wrong account names. But an excellent life-streaming aggregator with lots of features.
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