I’ve just put some of the final touches on my personal lifestream install of Sweetcron. I’m now aggregating all activity from the services I use most. They include my blog, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Seesmic. I’m also scraping a Google Ego Search to pickup whenever someone says my name.
I’m loving this for a few reasons:
- Flow: The setup makes it beyond simple to follow and review my social activity. Much like having my own custom FriendFeed.
- Self Hosted: This all runs from my server, not someone else’s. I control the input/output and layout to any degree I choose.
- Archive: I always say social media is autobiographical in nature. Now I have a backup of that activity just in case.
- Capturing the Discussion: With a service like Disqus, conversation can now occur directly here, on my domain. You can see an example of this from some testing I did.
- My Own Fire Hose: For my favorite stalkers, I give you the Sean Percival Fire Hose. This RSS feed captures just about all of my activity online. It of course brings you back here to see each item.
- Better Net: It is much easier to drive traffic to a domain then a social network profile. Here I have the most freedom and flexibility with my content. Once here I can also easily direct someone to an external presence with a few “follow me here” or “add me there” links.