Lifestreams – In Case You Want Everyone to Know Everything

For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of Lifestreams (as I was until earlier today), they are basically aggregators for all of your online activity. As if Twitter wasn’t enough to let everyone know exactly what you’re doing at all hours of the day, lifestreams actually combine all of the information you post in all of your online personae, and put them out in a single feed.

FriendFeed is probably the most well-known service capable of doing this, but there are quite a few others. You can view a pretty big list of these services by checking out the Lifestream Blog.

My questions are:

  1. Are you using a service like this? If so, which one do you like best?
  2. What’s the point? Do we really want everyone knowing everything we do online? To a certain extent, isn’t that why we set up separate accounts in different places?