A year ago I pointed to a problem regarding the fragmentation of the feedosphere, the scattering of our digital streams across numerous social media - Flickr, del.icio.us, blogs, etc. I was hoping to compile an organized list of feeds so that you could easily scan the published online activities for participating Irish bloggers.
Lately people like Jeremy Keith, Edward O'Connor, Chris Messina and Sam Sethi have been addressing this issue with something they call lifestreaming, which pulls one's scattered feeds back into a single spliced digest. Very nice, except it's a band-aid solution to an aging architecture - the app-centric web. Which evolved from the page-centric web.
But the Live Web , the social web, is people-centric and a new generation of aggregator/annotators (e.g. Google ReWriter) will generate lifestreams at source. Or more precisely they'll generate uniFeeds at source to which our web apps will subscribe and render the relevant parts. Why browse the web when the web can browse you? Lifestreaming is a valiant effort to rein in our scattered digital fragments but OpenID associated uniFeeds will be a single source of all our digital outputs - the ticker tape of our lives.
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