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  • I know that I should be taking most of my thoughts and conversations online to have more feedback and social interactions. But the overhead (or perceived overhead) is daunting. Is it just that I don't have my social tools set up properly?
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  • Hi Erin,
    Great presentation on an overview of lifestreaming. I study lifestreaming at the University of Texas and am working on a thesis about goal-oriented lifestreaming. Perhaps one day we can engage the shit out of each other.
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  • you really were the life of the party at Wordcamp NYC. Thanks for your awesome insights, tools, and presence at the session
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  • Erin, You are inspiring! Thanks for presenting at wcnyc!!
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  • Excellent presentation Erin, many thanks!!! Learning how to automate this process will be a great benefit to many people.
    You did a superb job.

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Lifestreaming: The New Future of Blogging? Delivered at WordCamp NYC Lifestreaming: The New Future of Blogging? Delivered at WordCamp NYC Presentation Transcript

  • Lifestreaming: The New Future of Blogging?
    Erin Blaskie
    www.erinblaskie.com
    @ErinBlaskie (Twitter)
  • 5 Things Most People Don’t Know About Me
    I’m afraid of the dark. Big-time mega scared.
    I auditioned for Canadian Idol but didn’t make it 
    I won’t eat sandwiches with the crust still on.
    My favourite song of all-time is Bette Davis Eyes.
    I much prefer Star Trek (Next Generation) over Star Wars and I haven’t seen any of the Star Wars movies.
  • And, 5 Things Most People Do
    I am in love with the Internet and addicted to Twitter.
    I play a lot of video games and started a gaming site to harbour this obsession.
    Even though I’ve been to nearly 400 cities in 15 countries, my favourite city on the planet is New York City.
    My professional / geek crushes include Matt Mullenwegand Wil Wheaton.
    I really, really, really love Tim Horton's coffee.
  • Our conversations become collective monologues, and we never really understand what’s going on inside another human being.
    -- Stephen R. Covey,“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”
  • Telling You About Myself is Only One Side of the Equation
    I don’t really know you. Yet.
    How can I get to know you?
    Where do you engage most with your tribe?
    Why is a tribe important?
    How transparent are you in your activities?
    What are the tools that are available to us now to engage, interact and share?
  • What is Lifestreaming?
    Lifestreaming is a continual broadcast of events in a person's life through digital media.
    Lifestreamingis the act of aggregating many streams, generally using a third party service that then shows the content in chronological order.
  • Why Lifestreaming?
    People are feeling the “need” to utilize all of these different sites but there is no automation or system to it.
    Building a lifestreamcreates order in the midst of real life chaos.
    People are diverse so a lifestream allows for diversification without sending readers to a hundred different locations.
  • Why Lifestreaming?
    Provides readers with a snapshot of the blogger’s life providing a much more in-depth look into what they are doing, reading and listening to.
    Allows blogger to share things quickly, easily and effectively with readers.
  • Lifestreaming: Incoming Information
  • Incoming: What am I Listening To?
  • Incoming: What am I Reading?
  • Incoming: What Am I Browsing?
  • Incoming: Where Am I Traveling?
  • Incoming: What Am I Shooting / Recording / Posting via Online Video?
  • Incoming: Shooting Photos
  • The Mobile Generation
    Incoming information needs to also be portable, mobile and easily addable to your lifestream.
    In this next diagram, an iPhone is being used as the basis due to the sheer number of apps.
  • The Mobile Approach
  • Outgoing Information
    Once the information comes in to the blog, you need to syndicate it out to the various feeds / websites you belong to.
    This is known as notifying your tribes that you’ve done a new action(also known as enabling stalkers to keep tabs on you…)
  • Lifestreaming Plug-Ins (A Few...)
    Lifestream - Pulls in data from many sources and produces a grid-like image of your updates.
    My TwitPic’s - Displays recently uploaded pictures to TwitPic.com.
    Sociable - Automatically adds links to favorite social bookmarking / networking sites.
    Tweetly Updater - Posts a notice to Twitter when you update your blog.
  • External Widgets Added to Sidebar
    Ustream video embed code.
    TripIt‘upcoming trips’ embed code.
    Twitter widget.
    Blip.fm widget.
    Shelfari ‘currently reading’ embed code.
  • Why Could This Be the Future?
    We’re sharing so much information that we need systems / automation to save time.
    People are finding amazing things through the act of sharing - this allows that to happen in a one to many scenario.
  • Problematic Areas in Lifestreaming
    Duplication
    Information Relevance to Your Audience
    Volume Control
    Messy Formatting
    The Feeling that “I Have to” Lifestream – Lack of Choice
  • It Boils Down to Choice...
    We all have a choice as to how much we share.
    We all can make choices about our open life experience.
    Choose something that fits for you and create your tribes in an authentic way.
  • The Question we need to ask: by creating such transparency online, are we creating Organic sharing experiences or are we adding to the “noise”?
  • Engage With Me So That I May Engage With You
    @ErinBlaskie on Twitter
    www.erinblaskie.com and www.bsetc.com
    erin@erinblaskie.com
    Slide deck is uploaded and available at:www.slideshare.net/erinblaskie