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.