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. As people use various different web sites to blog, update their status, post their location, or photos, sites and tools have emerged to aggregate these various actions into a continuous eclectic stream of activities.

Streams, not blogs?

Jay Cross

While I write a couple of public-facing blogs, Internet Time and the Informal Learning Blog , I spend more time participating in group discussions, writing comments, making online presentations, adding descriptions on sites like Flickr, posting to my wiki , and so forth. Services like FriendFeed , Tumbler , and Posterous are essentially personal aggregators. Steve Rubel, Edelman’s tech trends guy, is forking his content from his blog to Posterous and a handful of other sites.

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Instructional Design, Crowdsourcing, Audio, Typography, Blogs, & Psych

Big Dog, Little Dog

Witness the upheaval afflicting the design industry, sparked by the rise of so-called "spec design" sites like crowdSpring and 99designs. micromedia) and activity streams and timelines, Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed and the like are competing for your attention and building a community around the statusphere - the state of publishing, reading, responding to, and sharing micro-sized updates. The Great ID Debate - eLearning Roadtrip.

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.