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Comment of the Day: Lifestreaming Irony

In our post 35 Ways to Stream Your Life, Josh Catone listed 35 apps that aggregate all the little bits of your online life. Commenter matthewvb sees some irony in the current craze for lifestreaming, pointing out that “a little over a year ago (Sept 06) when Facebook launched their news feed feature […] it was met with huge resistance from the Facebook community.” Yet now, aggregating details of what you’re doing online has become a natural social activity.

Good point, so congratulations Matthew, you’ve won a $30 Amazon voucher – courtesy of our competition sponsors AdaptiveBlue and their Amazon WishList Widget. Here’s his full comment:

“I find it really interesting that a little over a year ago (Sept 06) when Facebook launched their news feed feature that it was met with huge resistance from the Facebook community. There were groups started and claims that users were going to leave — all because they didn’t want their personal information broadcasted like the news feed does.

Now we have dozens upon dozens of websites that do just that; and the global web community has not only endorsed them but pushed them forward to be “the” sites to be on. Especially as more and more people join different social networks, the need for these aggregating/life-streaming apps has become a necessity as opposed to an invasion of privacy.”

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