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Lifestream widget [Jun. 8th, 2008|09:23 pm]
Arvind Narayanan
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I've released a "lifestream" widget* that scrapes your aggregated activity from friendfeed and lets you embed it on your webpage. You can see it in action on my web page. Friendfeed themselves make such a widget available but it is rather useless.

If there's any interest (i.e, if more than 2 people install it :-) I'll probably make a version 2 which additionally detects presence on IM networks and provides links to your profile pages on all your services, making it an all-in-one lifestream/identity/presence widget.

Considering my work on privacy and netflix it is ironic in a way that I'm piping my Netflix queue (and a whole lot of other things) into my website. But I've always maintained that if there's something I consider private I simply don't enter it online, rather than trusting some company to do the right thing.

Comments/criticism much appreciated.

*I hate the word lifestream. I don't spend my entire life in front of the computer.
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From: fixious
2008-06-09 05:10 am (UTC)
Looks good. How about splitting them into categories (posted links, blog/status updates, netflix/librarything)? You can add tabs at the top to switch among them.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2008-06-14 03:21 am (UTC)
thanks.. i'll think about it. it's a little presumptuous to think that anyone will are about a little widget on a page enough to actually interact with it instead of just glancing at it. but i will give the creator some kind of control over the presentation, at least in terms of choosing which ones to display.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2008-06-14 03:23 am (UTC)
err.. i didn't mean you were presumptuous or anything. bad choice of words. sorry.
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[User Picture]From: mcfnord
2008-06-09 06:40 am (UTC)
way to go
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-09-14 05:12 pm (UTC)

Love the widget - would love version 2

Yes, please add support for AIM detection - that's a great idea!

-Scott
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