Swurl was a lifestreaming tool with a great interface that I was subscribed to since I read about it in Read Write Web back in July last year. Unfortunately, without warning, it’s now gone and taken my life with it! All that is left is the apologetic note illustrated.
Luckily I still have my friend-feed, tumblr blog and netvibes home page.
Moral: don’t get too attached to a single Web 2.0 service! In the current economic climate, there’ll be a few that fall by the wayside.
I regularly post to three blogs. This one, which used to be work related, is now sort of miscellaneous. I try to keep my other blog @the.coalface, which is a multi-user WordPress blog hosted at my University, focussed on my reflections on my experiments with education technology. And I am a regular contributor to the Swansea Learning Lab community blog, where I typically re-post interesting items of e-learning inspiration and that I find in my daily trawl of my RSS feeds.
I have a FaceBook account, but find its walled garden too restrictive, and hate having to login to share something. I’m a child of the World Wide Web (man) and all the sites that I want to share with my social network are out there. Inspired by Dean Shareski’s “Lesson #1: Share“, I got myself an account on FriendFeed.com and added all my available accounts.
So now you can stalk me (and become my friend) on the interweb. I also have a Tumblr Blog which acts as a “Life Stream”. It shares some of the same feeds, so there may be some duplication on FriendFeed until I decide which, if either, of these provides the most complete picture of my life on-line. However, the real advantage of these sites is that they take no extra effort. Once you add your sites, they update automagically without any further effort.