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May 8, 2009

Lifeblob – Share Your Life On A Timeline

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Lifeblob offers the chance to put your life on a timeline. It’s a twist on a lifestreaming application, allowing you to add photos and video and connect your online profiles from Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, SmugMug, and any RSS feed in one place.

Getting started is easy – just click on ‘start a timeline’ and complete a simple signup form. Then add content to your timeline by using the easy import tools. Lifeblog makes sharing your new timeline with friends from various social networking sites easy and seamless.

One of the interesting features is that you can geotag timeline entries so they appear on a map and then see what else is happening in that location. The main timeline page includes an easy posting window, comments, other interesting timelines, and easy access to profile features. Lifeblob is an entertaining site, with obvious utility for people who create and share a lot of internet content.

Practical Uses:

  • Upload videos of your latest holiday to keep an online travel diary you can share with friends and family
  • Catalog everything your new baby learns by uploading photos with dates and times
  • Showcase important events for your company by creating an historical timeline
  • Create a space where your neighborhood community can share resources and follow updates easily

Insider Tips:

  • Save time on signup by signing in with your Facebook or Google account or using OpenID
  • Add your own important dates, photos and videos to create exactly the timeline you want. There’s a blank entry to get you started
  • Use keywords and locations to make your content easier to find
  • Click on a tag above a timeline entry to see what other users have submitted in that category

What we liked:

  • Importing content into the timeline was quick and painless
  • The timeline is attractive and easy to customize
  • Lifeblob automatically tags your imported posts so you can see related content by clicking on the tags
  • The interface is both attractive and intuitive

What we didn’t like:

  • Connecting Lifeblob with Facebook should have allowed us to add friends by clicking on their photos, but it didn’t
  • It would have been useful to be able to filter RSS feeds so you could only see posts from a particular author
  • There was no easy way to change your name if it imported incorrectly

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Company Info:

  • Launched: December 2007
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: India
  • Founded by: Pranav Bhasin, Rakesh Rajan, Vishnu GS
  • Web site: http://www.lifeblob.com

Costs:

  • Free (ad supported)