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On the Progression of the Quantified Self Movement Going Mainstream

I’ve been witnessing a pretty interesting phenomenon as of late. There is a very similar progression to how the evolution of Quantified Self technologies are going when compared to Lifestreaming. When I first started covering Lifestreaming the first phase began with finding ways to aggregate the data generated across many different services. Many different aggregation …

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New Service Zerply Provides Your Business Profile on the Web

Today I tried out Zerply which is another new entrant into the “business card on the web” services. You can easily and quickly create an account by authenticating with Twitter or Facebook and then bring over your work experience by authorizing LinkedIn to import it. You can then supplement your knowledge and skills with keywords …

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5 Good Examples for Managing Your Lifestreaming Data Flow

One of the more difficult aspects of creating a Lifestream is devising how to manage the flow of data. For me there are many factors that determine this process and it’s like a very complex decision tree depending on the source of data (microblog, photo, video) the publishing mechanism (mobile, desktop computer) and the destination …

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Why the Checkin Has Gotten a Bad Rap and Its Importance to Lifestreaming

I have been seeing quite a bit of negative feedback or confusion lately regarding the usage of checkin services. Two blog posts I read recently from Louis Gray and John Battelle offer great details describing their usage and experience with Foursquare. Louis stated: For me, as I’ve watched this phenomenon, expecting to be dragged into …

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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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