Why Twylah is my ultimate lifestream repository…

There are three main reasons why I think of Twylah as my ULTIMATE lifestream repository. First, let me share a definition of ‘lifestreaming‘ for those of you unfamiliar with the concept:

The term lifestream was coined by Eric Freeman and David Gelernter at Yale University in the mid-1990s to describe “…a time-ordered stream of documents that functions as a diary of your electronic life; every document you create and every document other people send you is stored in your lifestream. The tail of your stream contains documents from the past (starting with your electronic birth certificate). Moving away from the tail and toward the present, your stream contains more recent documents — papers in progress or new electronic mail; other documents (pictures, correspondence, bills, movies, voice mail, software) are stored in between. Moving beyond the present and into the future, the stream contains documents you will need: reminders, calendar items, to-do lists.”[1]

Lifestreams are also referred to as social activity streams or social streams.

Social network aggregators adapt Freeman and Gelernters original concept to address the vast flows of personal information and exchange created by social network services such as MySpace or Facebook “Web companies large and small are embracing this stream” of providing lifestreaming.[2] Other online applications have emerged to facilitate a users lifestream. Posterous offers a variety of unique features to enhance its basic blogging function. Tumblr is a similar concept, but with slightly different features.” via Lifestreaming – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Now, why do I think Twylah is the ultimate lifestreaming tool? Because…

  • Twylah can be the ultimate container for EVERYTHING you curate or create online [because you can ultimately get EVERYTHING into Twitter!]
  • Twylah drives enagement 40x better than Twitter alone
  • Twylah converts your tweets into valuable Search Engine Optimization [SEO]

Here’s how it works:

Bottom line? If you can get it to Twitter, Twylah will do the rest. Automatically! Now, because I’d rather talk than type, I’ll talk you through the concept below…

Questions? Feedback? Comment below…

6 thoughts on “Why Twylah is my ultimate lifestream repository…

  1. AGREE, Todd.  

    Some people say of Twylah.. “But it’s just Twitter!” Yet if you’re creating it or curating it, and it is relevant, it will always end up Twitter, which is not necessarily true of other platforms.


  2. Saying that Twylah is just Twitter is like saying the San Francisco Giants are just a baseball team but who am I to school YOU on the value of Twylah? The point I’m trying to make here is this: it is possible to curate and create content in such a way that none of it is lost and it ALL contributes to your brand reputation and seo efforts online. True, Twitter is ubiquitous and that makes it convenient but only by using Twylah as part of the Twitter workflow does one get your ridiculously high engagement rates combined with the benefits of turning everything you tweet into keywords that are attributed to your domain. Personally, I don’t understand why people DON’T use Twylah; there’s no extra work to do in exchange for massive upside seo benefits. That’s why I thank people for NOT using it — I appreciate having such an easy competitive advantage! 😀


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