StoryTlr, a lifestreaming service that debuted to a lot of positivepress last year, has (among several other enhancements) debuted a major new feature today: Pages. This is a new gallery format view of selected portions of a total lifestream, essentially as a slideshow. StoryTlr adds this new ability to its already rich aggregation support of different social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, RSS feeds and Digg. Also updated is support for tags and a new theme.
StoryTlr is a strong contender in a field full of aggressive lifestream aggregators. On the surface, it may resemble services like Profilactic or chi.mp, but taking a look under the hood exposes broader influences, such as sidebar widgets (similar to WordPress), comment support (like FriendFeed) and Tumblr-style pre-made and custom themes too! And we should probably mention that the Pages feature isn’t a completely new idea – we first saw something very similar (called stories) on new startup Pelago‘s site Whrrl.
Finally, you can in fact use StoryTlr as your blog too. Although the blog tools are not as robust as, say, WordPress, StoryTlr supports short-form and long-form entries with attached pictures and other media. It supports creating a tab that links to a non-RSS-based standard web page as well. So you can actually prioritize the lifestream over the blog, which may be a plus if you are setting up a vanity domain where you want to make a priority of showing activity over blog posts.