Streams are everywhere. The Facebook news feed and Twitter are two prime examples. However, streams aren’t just on social networks. You can spot them on sites like MuckRack.com or Timeswire from The New York Times. It’s where, when the news is important, it finds you.
As it becomes the primary way we interact with content, streams threaten longer formats like TV shows, articles, albums or books. Over time, we will find we’re no longer a nation that eats media meals. Rather, we’re all-day content snackers - which means we become more source agnostic too.” —The Age of the Stream - The Steve Rubel Lifestream
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A brief diagram explanation: the lifestream city is split in two by a large river of raw data running through its center. The river is fed by three sources: Real Life Experiences, Virtual World Experiences, and External Lifestreams (data from others). The physical sources are assorted digitizing devices, such as cameras and computers. Up near the neighborhood of Real Life Experience lies the ocean, which is the edge of the digitization of real life. Go near the ocean, and you’ll be considered “offline”. In the Virtual World Experience neighborhood, there is a Second Life event center, where live, virtual events with other participants can occur.