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