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This article was published on October 30, 2008


    No more standard lifestreams please, be creative!

    No more standard lifestreams please, be creative!
    Ernst-Jan Pfauth
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    Ernst-Jan Pfauth

    Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.

    When I received an email from Alard Weisscher, saying he’s working on a lifestream project, my first reaction was something like: “not another one”. And yes, when I browsed storytlr and clicked on one of the showcased lifestreams – it looked rather standard. Well, just the lifestream bit, because the rest of the site looked rather smashing (see picture).

    So much for the standard lifestream part. Apart from Storytlr’s basic lifestream service, they also offer a “story” feature. This is a cool and different visual approach to lifestreams. Imagine you go on a hiking trip, somewhere in the United Kingdom. You tweet, you make photos, and you film. Nice to combine that in a book-like concept, right? This is what Belgian-based storytlr makes of it:

    Now all they need is a partnership with Blurb and the lifestream-book circle will be complete.