May 23, 2008
Michael K. Pate's Timeline

When you consider Dipity as a lifestreaming app, it is kind of cool but not necessarily a standout in this already pretty crowded field. Where Dipity truly stands out is the fact that it can be used to build timelines on any topic that you can think of and many of them have already been created.

Using lifestreaming as a building block to get the rest of the site in motion would seem to me to be a pretty brilliant stragegy. To learn more about what they are thinking, listen to the Dipity Dukes episode of Net@Night.


September 18, 2007

I found out about intuuch through pownce via a message about their new facebook app.

Right now, it is still pretty basic with a very twitter-style ui. But I think the basic clean look works pretty well for what they are doing. It will be interesting if another lifestreaming site can gain traction in this already pretty-crowded field.


July 15, 2007
Blueswarm.org | About Me

BlueSwarm is yet another lifestreaming site but it has a couple of twists that make it interesting. While it is certainly limited at the moment to a small group of services, it does a great job of importing information from them. With a glance, you can see what people have done at places easier than if you were actually at the sites themselves looking around.

This is definitely another one to watch.


July 1, 2007
Michael K Pate's Lifestream

I haven’t done much with Natuba yet. It looks to be a pretty good Lifestreaming app but I haven’t found anything that sets it apart from any of the others.

Definitely something to explore more later.

Me In One

June 6, 2007
Me In One

I found out about Me In One this morning via LifeStream Blog (which just happens to point back over here).

The Cool Thing – OPML Support: Copying and Pasting all the feeds from istalkr made me realize just how useful that would be

The Not-So-Cool Thing – The profile image is pulled from Gravatar which I didn’t have setup with the address and now it never refreshes

The UnCool Thing – The page title only lists the site name, not the page you are on


June 4, 2007

correlate.us is yet one more lifestream application, as noted . This one seems a little more focused than some competitors because it only offers a select group of services as yet.

It will be interesting to see how this personal project moves forward.

Where Is Me?

May 25, 2007
where is Michael K Pate? - whereisme.com

I stumbled across this site and immediately saw it as another entry in the whole online identity/lifestream market. It isn’t the prettiest design, but it does seem to work smoothly.

This is definitely becoming a very crowded field.


May 9, 2007
Michael Pate | Wink | People Search

Wink is another of those sites that is trying to become a sort of meta-profile site that links to everything you do everywhere else. It is a cool idea although I wonder how many players in this space are going to survive longterm.

And it could work a little better. Right now it just seems little more ambitious version of onXiam.


April 7, 2007
iStalkr: Michael K. Pate

Steven Cohen has described iStalkr as Twitter on crack. You will have to decide that for yourself. It certainly isn’t the nicest-looking page.

The question is does it offer any functionality that Tumblr, Ziki or Jaiku does not?


April 7, 2007
Jaiku | Michael Pate

Leo Laporte has decided that Jaiku has everything Twitter has and more. And that along with a certain branding issue has caused him to make the switch.

I am not sure yet. But since I redirected my Tumblr feed over there, everything I post will get picked up there anyway for now.


March 30, 2007
I'll tumblr for you

Wikipedia defines Tumblelog as a “a variation of a blog, that favors short-form, mixed-media posts over the longer editorial posts frequently associated with blogging. Common post formats found on tumblelogs include links, photos, quotes, dialogues, and video. Unlike blogs, this format is frequently used to share the author’s creations, discoveries, or experiences without providing a commentary.”

I don’t know how much I am going to use it, but at least I have one. Some people do have very high expectations, though.


March 27, 2007
Michael Pate on ziki.com

Ziki is another identity management site. Apparently, this is part of a growing trend.

I haven’t figured out all the features yet. But it definitely looks to have some interesting ideas.

About Me

Michael K Pate
Avon Park, Florida USA

Michael K. Pate tends to spend a great deal time of time around computers. He has been a Librarian since 1997. More ...