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Thoughts on Building a Lifetime Personal Data Collection App

Challenges and Goals Creating an application designed to be a central repository to store and display our life’s collection of personal data is a monumental task. Having to factor in the ability to integrate external and cloud based data sources, that will most likely change over time, in addition to our local data makes it …

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WordPress Tapestry Theme Using Post Formats Which is Perfect for Lifestreaming

I was excited with the release of WordPress 3.1 which added the Post Formats feature. This provides the ability to create themes for customized display of content based on new types of content that you create. Sure there were hacks to do this before, but now that it’s supported natively there will be many new …

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Screencast Video Guide for the WordPress Lifestream Plugin

Jen Ross is an associate lecturer at the E-learning and Digital Cultures course at the University of Edinburgh. It’s a very interesting class where all the students have to create Lifestreams which I’ve written about in the past. Today she recorded a two part screencast video showing how to use the extremely popular Lifestream WordPress …

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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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How to add a Customized Lifestream on WordPress with Simplepie

I read this post over at MakeUseOf.com titled “How To Create Your Own Lifestream On A WordPress Blog In 3 Easy Steps”. This is a good tutorial and utilizes the very popular Simplepie RSS framework which I’ve written about many times that has been used to create custom Lifestreams. However I wouldn’t call this exactly …

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Segregate your Lifestream with the Aggregator Theme for WordPress

I have seen several themes that take a slightly different approach to Lifestreaming where instead of simply providing a reverse chronological output of all the items from your stream, they segregate the output. I quite like this approach because many times if you post infrequently to some services they get lost quickly, never to be …

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