Online Trend Update – Aggregation

A clear trend in application design is aggregation; which means they offer a way to gather data and content from different sources and present it altogether. With more and more communities and applications opening up their API, there is a way to access and collect the content you generate at different places. My first successful experience doing this was with Facebook, and it still has a great advantage being so easy for your friends to go and check it out. Websites such as MyLifeBrand, ProfileLinker, OtherEgo and Profilatic all offers different ways to aggregate your social networking and content generated at different applications. A page with all the aggregated content is created and you can share it and link to it, like a personal profile.

Another interesting concept is tumblelogs. Explained at tumblr.com as “If blogs are journals, tumblelogs are scrapbooks. You can also look at tumblelogs as slightly more structured blogs that make it easier, faster, and more fun to post and share stuff you find or create. ” Tumblr itself is a tool for creating tumblelogs and easily and quickly post and share anything you find or create. It feels like a mix of Pownce and a blog. It offers very simple aggregation from different sources, and you can post messages, links, files and pictures to it. My tumblelog example can be found at http://andsig.tumblr.com

Pownce just recently made it possible to add different social networks and services such as IM on your profile page so your friends easily can find you there as well.

~ by Andreas Sigurdsson on September 4, 2007.

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