by Brian Solis
Basically, as you update Facebook or outside social media services (that you’ve included in your MiniFeed such as Flickr, Last.fm, blogs, etc.) each instance aggregates into one, channeled and palatable data stream. If you’re checking on the recent feeds from friends and contacts, you can see everything that they’ve updated within Facebook and across the social Web in one easy-to-read feed. Now, like in FriendFeed, you have the ability to comment on each relevant entry directly in the feed.
As I predicted last year, aggregated services and the ability to comment within the feed represents the future of lifestreaming and activity streaming. It is also demonstrating the portability and distribution of conversations as people are flocking to aggregated streams to discuss thoughts, ideas, and the information shared within them without having to run to each point of origin to comment and followup. Everything is neatly packaged in one place and it’s only going to continue to fragment the conversation and force content creators to scour the Web in order to participate in the discussion they started.
Tools such as MiniFeed and FriendFeed only help focus the dialog and our attention.