Now that there’s seemingly a Web 2.0 application (or 2 or 3 or 4) for everything that you’d want to do online, the next big trick is trying to figure out how to aggregate it all so that people can find your stuff without having to go to your blog, your del.icio.us, your twitter, etc. There are a couple different options available, with FriendFeed seeming to be the main winner. (So much so, that Facebook – another option for consolidating your Web 2.0 activities in addition to its main use as a social networking site – has been slowly copying FriendFeed’s look and feel.) And, of course, you could have all of your Web 2.0 services feeding into your official website, but access to the design and content of your website is not always an easy thing to get.
Today I discovered an alternative to FriendFeed – Storytlr. It has far less feed options than FriendFeed (18 supported applications, compared to FriendFeed’s 59), but both have an option for adding the RSS feed of your choice, so you can add just about any service you want. It’s also not as interactive as FriendFeed, but visitors are still able to leave comments. Where Storytlr clearly trumps FriendFeed is that the entries are archived in a way that makes it easier to search and browse for them (with a ‘tagging’ option planned), plus the look of the site is customizable so that it could seemlessly fit into the look of an existing web presence/brand. There is also a “story telling” function, where you can gather all of your tweets, photos, etc from a single event onto a single page of your storytlr. For library/instutional accounts, think “subject guide” instead of “event.”
But do you know what makes me happiest? All of my 3000+ tweets have been loaded in and archived by month, something that Twitter itself has yet to be able to do.
For an example, here’s my Storytlr.