Lifestreaming is the latest social media buzzword. It means collecting all your online activities into a single feed that you can share with others. If you add friends on a social network or share photos with people you know, these activities become part of your lifestream. There are many sites that offer lifestreaming, but Second Brain does even more. Like other lifestreaming sites, it aggregates everything you do in social media, but you can also collect your online documents and files, making Second Brain very different from other lifestreaming applications. After completing the simple signup process, you can add bookmarks, import content from a range of sites or upload files to your Second Brain account. (There’s a 1000MB account limit.) Supported sites include Delicious, Digg, StumbleUpon, Google Reader, Flickr, YouTube, Blogger, WordPress, Twitter, GoogleDocs, ZohoDocs, Box and several others.
Everything you add goes into your library, where you can decide which items are public and which are private. You can also sort items into collections and tag them in a way that makes sense to you. Your tags are automatically stored when you import content and you can add new tags too. This site has a lot of potential for those looking to keep track of their online life. However, it is more useful as a content collector than a lifestreamer. If you like keeping your files neatly arranged, then Second Brain offers a great opportunity to move that organization online.
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