social-media

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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Postpost is a Nice Alternative for Viewing Your Facebook Content

On the heels of my post on the social content reader evolution comes a new entrant called Postpost. This new service provide you with a several custom views for the content generated on your Facebook account. Simply connect your account to their service and within less than a minute you will have a completely new …

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Klout is a Good Start But We Need More Ingredients for an Influencer Recipe

There is much talk about measuring influence lately. Most of the discussions surrounding it are based around people’s activity on social media services. Klout is a service that has emerged as a current leader when it comes to trying to determine influence for people. They do a pretty good job of calculating this based on …

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Qwerly Brings Social Media Account Discovery and Lifestreaming Snapshots for People

Have you ever discovered an interesting person on Twitter and wondered what other social media services they were on so you could connect with them on there as well? This could be a painstaking process if you have to do it manually. Enter Qwerly, a new service that allows you to search for a Twitter …

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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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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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Small Worlds Brings Innovative Lifestreaming to the Virtual World

A while ago I watched a video interview Robert Scoble did with the folks at Small Worlds. This is a new virtual world service that is being compared to Second Life. The difference here though is that it doesn’t require you to download a client and runs right within your browser.  They’ve also managed to …

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SocialMention is a Search Engine for Lifestreamers

SocialMention.com is a newly released project built using Yahoo’s BOSS search platform . It was created by Jon Cianciullo who also created cluztr.com which I’ve written about previously. It’s basically a search engine that allows you to search for people, or mentions of them, as well as any other keyword and get results from top social media sites …

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Aggregate Social Media and Much More with Pageonce

I read about new service Pageonce over at bub.blicio.us today. From the site: There are dozens of lifestreaming apps out there now, but this is the first one I’ve come across that acknowledges that I’m an adult with cell phone bills, credit cards, and bank accounts. PageOnce aggregates your entire online life, from financials and …

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