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A Retrospective on the 10th Anniversary of Lifestream Blog

The Birth of Lifestreams I created Lifestream Blog on March 17, 2007. The initial purpose of the site was to be a resource for people who wanted to aggregate personal content onto their own page. This included original content (blog posts, videos, photos), social media (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, etc.) along with activity on sites (listens, likes, …

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4 Ways to Backup Your Twitter, Facebook, and other Social Media Accounts Data

A common thread I’ve heard by people who use social media services are the concerns of how to access their archived data or what could happen if the service ceased to exist. In the case of photos and videos I personally always have local versions that are usually much higher resolution than the versions I …

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Lifestreaming Statistics Module for SweetCron Built Using Google Charts

I’ve always thought there could be some interesting analysis that could be gleaned from the content we publish to our Lifestreams. This is definitely a market that hasn’t been successfully tapped just yet. FriendFeed used to provide a graph that showed your personal breakdown of items by service as well as those from the people …

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Cliqset Continues Path Aiming to Become the Social Streaming King

In 2009 FriendFeed continued their dominance as the clear leader in the social streaming* space. But in the middle of the year when they were acquired by Facebook, their future path was largely in question and many users began seeking alternative services. FriendFeed has a pretty devoted community and while many continue to still use …

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Progress on the Open Web is Finally Reaching a Tipping Point

Today provided several serendipitous stories which is what led me to write this post along with its headline. I’ll start with some of my own observations. One of the biggest barriers towards allowing a simpler and more fluid Lifestreaming experience is the lack of open standards. While creating a Lifestream has become a fairly simple …

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