by Brian Solis

OK, so I made up the name of the MyBlogLog’s new lifestream aka activity stream capabilities, but nevertheless it’s live and ready to rawk!

Activity streams are the new black in social networks and MyBlogLog is the latest community to let its members channel streams from multiple networks into one, easy to view river of your content. Earlier this week, Friendfeed launched as an independent and portable solution providing similar functionality. I go into lifestreams a bit deeper over at PR 2.0.

The new MyBlogLog social channeling feature allows you to stream all of your online activity across various forms of social media and social networks into one river. It aggregates presence, thoughts, activity, interests and other custom updates based on the tools you use. Supported sites include delicious, last.fm, Twitter, Netflix, Digg, StumbleUpon, YouTube, Flickr, Jumpcut, Yelp, Bebo, Upcoming.org, among others.

The community continues to grow and is a significant collection of bloggers and readers to say the least. While lifestreaming isn’t the killer new app, I think Facebook has set the stage for personal news feeds to be the “must have” feature in order to meet user and community expectations.

Update: I read Andy Beard’s blog quite a bit. He wrote an interesting post in response to the collective of MyBlogLog News that brings up a good point. He calls many bloggers out, including me, for missing the news related to BlogCatalog’s new Social Dashboard feature. BlogCatalog is arguably the fastest-growing social network for bloggers, with over 100,000 “approved” bloggers interacting everyday. He’s right. Therefore, I will review the new features and write a dedicated post based on BlogCatalog’s news. I’ll also encourage others to do the same. I’ll link to it when it’s up.

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Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm. Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, publishing, and culture. His current book, Engage, is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to build and measure success in the social web.

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Discussion

    no imageIan Kennedy (Who am I?)29 February 2008 1:29 pm

    Hi Brian,

    Thanks for the write-up. Yep, lifestreams are basically now a feature, not a product. Every site benefits from it. Not sure if you noticed the little “subscribe” links but both via RSS and our soon-to-be released API will let anyone add lifestreams to their product without having to worry about gathering it themselves. We take care of the aggregation, all they need to do is ask their members to supply their MyBlogLog ID and we take care of the rest!

    Slight error in the services supported. Currently they are:

    - Bebo
    - Deli.cio.us
    - Digg
    - Flickr
    - Jumpcut
    - Last.FM
    - MyBlogLog
    - Netflix
    - Stumbleupon
    - Twitter
    - Yahoo Answers
    - Yelp
    - YouTube
    - Upcoming

    We’ll be adding more over time but that’s what we have for launch.

    Cheers,

    Ian
    Product Manager, MyBlogLog

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