Digital Lifestyle Aggregators, a term I first heard from Marc Canter(from Peopleaggregator), are popping up everywhere. No that we have scattered our identity all over the web we start feeling the need to have them bundled again to one place or better one stream(like jaiku). Two of the parties who probably will be able to service this function are Netvibes and Facebook(100k new users a day!).Why are they the true kings? They have scale and believe in an open structure. Recently Facebook released there widget platform called “The Platform”(check out 30 + apps for Facebook) and Netvibes has released “Netvibes Universe“(BIG NEWS!!). This places Netvibes from a great tool to a social platform. Basically turning the data stream 180 degrees from content aggregation(towards me) to social aggregation(towards others).
NETVIBES: Personal Universes(Check out moby’s universe)?
Soon, every single Netvibes user will be able to create a personal Netvibes Universe, that is, a Netvibes page that you can build using the content and widgets that you want — and make it available to the world at large.
Netvibes users will soon have two pages for every account: a private page, where you subscribe to all the content for your personal, everyday use, and a public page, where you can allow others to access your favorite content — everything that you love on the web.
Netvibes will not only be your start page, but also the page where people who know you (and maybe even some who don’t) will go to follow all the feeds, widgets, and sites that you recommend.
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