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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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My Talk on Digital Preservation at Quantified Self Los Angeles

At the June meetup for the Los Angeles Quantified Self group I gave a talk on digital preservation. The talk centered around a 3 step process I created last year to preserve, prepare and produce my digital legacy. I discuss how I created this process for myself and discussed the importance for others to do …

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How Memorial Services are Being Transformed by Technology

This week I came across a memorial service called Living Headstones. This company is trying to transform cemetery headstones to incorporate today’s technologies. They state that headstones haven’t changed in 5000 years and they offer internet connected memorials to create an innovative approach to memorialization. What they’ve created is an added value service to their …

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A New Lifestreaming Wearable Camera Called the Autographer

On the heels of the recent Microsoft patent filing for Lifestreaming comes the announcement from a company called OMG Life of a new Lifestreaming wearable camera. What is a lifestreaming wearable camera you ask? Well it’s a camera that you wear around your neck like a conference name badge that continually takes photographs at configured …

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Generate Rich Personal Analytics from your Facebook Data with WolframAlpha

Last week WolframAlpha announced the release of personal analytics for Facebook.This comes several months after we learned at the Quantified Self blog that Stephen Wolfram is an avid self tracker. Sure there’s been some other services that have provided some statistics by connecting to your Facebook data but none have had the power of Mathematica …

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My Thoughts on the Microsoft Lifestreaming Patent

Last week through an Engadget post I learned of a Microsoft patent filing for ‘life streaming’. The filing describes ‘life streaming as: A system and method for analyzing, summarizing, and transmitting life experiences captured using a life recorder is described. A life recorder is a recording device that continuously captures life experiences, including unanticipated life …

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Showw.me is the First Lifestreaming Service Built on the Singly API

Ever since I first heard about the Locker Project and Singly, I’ve been anxiously waiting to see what apps would be built on the platform, knowing that a lifestreaming service would surely be created. Well it’s been over a year since the original announcement and the wait is now over with the public release of  Showw.me. …

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Create an Interactive Bio Infographic Powered by Your Social Data with Vizify

I recently tested out a new service in private beta called Vizify. The concept is fairly simple, connect your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Foursquare accounts and it will generate an interactive bio infographic based on the imported data. But after the service does a great job analyzing your data to automatically create your profile, it …

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