Maybe its just splash from Richard [talking about it], but I saw a bunch of twitter about peoplefeeds today. And I have the same problem I had with SuperGlu, I really don’t need help aggregating my own content, I made it, I shot it, I wrote it, I posted it. I got it already. I wish someone would build a decent DLA of other peoples’ content. If you need a spec email me and we can talk. Interestingly enough 30Boxes, a calendar, does the best job to date that I’ve seen. (43* is in a slightly different space)
Blog posts tagged "dla"
Two most critical missing features * tags from my network (otherwise I just have a new link stream to drown in) * what did my network think of this link? (as an API!)
Also I want multiple networks. * if the brilliance of del.icio.us is it allows me to simply express the various vectors of my interest, shouldn’t my interest in having someone in my network (which is opaque, and 1-directional, and definitionally about interest, not squishy social stuff) have as rich an expressive language?
It is interesting to sit on a blog post for 3 weeks, and see how well they age. Most age very badly, but some age badly for excellent reasons, i.e. the world changes. (politics are a great example of this right now, but that isn’t what I’ll be talking about)
Digital Lifestyle Aggregation: Using My Friends
I’ve had this persistent idea, nagging me, that somehow I should be able to use my Flickr contacts to filter the overwhelming amount of data that gets pushed at me, with the small idea being if I had a way to capture the del.icio.us accounts of all my various contacts, then I could at least build a smarter del inbox. I had started to sketch out a tool (I was thinking ning) called “theyisthey” to keep track of relationships I know between people’s various identities. (43people subscriptions are one step in this direction, and certainly an indication of how social software can be used for purposes more interesting them high score lists.)
Hear the Good News
Well we showed up en masse (Brian, Ben, Eric Hopp, Jared, Mako, Seth and I) to the Joshua’s Berkman lunch yesterday, and the most explosively interesting thing I thought he said (beyond some numbers which Brian wrote down) was that “networks” are in the works. A replacement for del’s broken inbox metaphor, networks are 1-way, opaque social networks that you can build to not only filter content, but also enhance it. (e.g. when tagging a link, see the tags and notes from everyone in your network who has also tagged this link, or install the Firefox plugin to see your networks notes on webpages in the wild)
(also count it, 5 Hampshire alumns in the house, we offered to make Seth an honoray Hampshire alumn, but he turned us down)
October 5, 2005⇒ HubLog: Anti-personal portal aggregators.
My list looks a little different, but Alf is right, the current crop of personal aggregators miss the boat. I can manage my own data, I need a DLA to help me manage my social network.0. (Aside aggregator, digital, dla, opendata, social)
September 21, 2005⇒ What Should I Read Next?.
Well done, if simple book recommendation engine. However I don’t want to have to keep re-entering this data into different silos0. (Aside books, dla, st, webservice)