Lifestreaming is one of the hot topics on the net at the moment. As social media sites vie for your retention, you’ll find your online activity scattered over the digital ether. Many sites now offer the option to cross post and this can help us pull more of our online activity together, or at least make it available to other networks. In reality I am finding that it adds more confusion to things. Enter lifestreaming.
Lifestreaming broadly looks at ways of pulling or aggregating all his digital content in some way, or at least allowing the user to see all that they doing digitally.
I have been trying to organise everything I have online and so I have jumped on the lifestream bandwagon. I am currently trying to pull everything together and see what and where I am online. With this in mind I have been really impressed by some of the simple visual illustrations available to show lifestreaming in action.
So I thought I’d sit and try and visualize my lifestream. The result was, as I had feared, a little confusing. But it wasn’t supposed to be a work of art, more a work in progress. Here it is in all its scanned glory.
As soon as I saw this I thought I could sort a few things out.
- Bring several accounts together
- Organise the process of what I did online
- Make a simpler version of this map!
So, the basics have been put on paper and the next step is to make it a little clearer. However, just being able to see this has helped.