Activity Streams

Jay Cross

An activity stream is a mash-up of an individual’s or organization’s feeds. For example, my FriendFeed pages show activity from this blog, the Internet Time Blog, my Flickr account, bookmarks I put on Delicious, and my entries from Twitter. Tumblr operates similarly although it does a better job displaying photos and is a bit more spartan. Activity stream aggregators typically republish activities in reverse chronological order, independent of type of activity.

Streams, not blogs?

Jay Cross

Services like FriendFeed , Tumbler , and Posterous are essentially personal aggregators. Daily musings, photos, news, and links will appear in his Lifestream site. Everything shows up on Steve’s Friendfeed , including comments and discussion. I may re-focus Internet Time and the Informal Learning on articles and use Posterous as my main publishing stream. To fork or not to fork?

Re-orientation

Jay Cross

Now, the torrent of information generated by the ever increasing stream of new developments has rendered this impossible. It pleases me to think of all of the passing information, entertainment, notifications, tweets, blogs, magazines, newspapers, and so on as a never-ending stream. The top section is Flow : aggregators; my favorite read is a river of learning news and I’m toying with Tony Karrer’s eLearning Learning , but often I click the link to FriendFeed or Twitter.