—lifestream v., n.
Lifestreaming, like the movie Being John Malkovich, will allow you to climb inside the head of someone and experience their day via a digital smorgasboard of public text messages, blog posts, GPS-tagged photos and (thanks to mobile broadband and tiny videocameras) a live video stream of them as they move around their world.
—Damien Mulley, "Being Damien Mulleyvitch," Sunday Tribune, July 22, 2007
This means that we in the audience may not see the news on the BBC's or CNN's sites or shows; we may see it on the witnesses' blogs via embeddable players from services such as uStream.tv and Justin.tv, which enable lifestreaming.
—Jeff Jarvis, "Yes, news-gathering is now purse-sized," The Guardian, July 16, 2007
#Lifestreams: I don't want to save bits of paper any more, nor computer disks nor videotapes, nor do I wish to care about whether my home computer is compatible with my office computer, or about any other such boring and preposterous compatibility questions, or lug a laptop computer with me on trips, or be out of touch anywhere I go. Nor do I want to organize my computer documents into "files," nor be obliged to make up silly names every time I create documents. I want software to pay my bills and prepare tax returns at the push of a button, with zero input from me. I want my life to be perfectly organized, and I want to spend no time whatsoever organizing it. In short, I want a "lifestream."
Your "lifestream" captures your whole life, in terms of chunks of information: letters, documents, bills, bank statements, video footage of your son's first birthday party, a database, anything. Imagine a queue of documents laid out neatly on (say) the living room floor — only the queue might be tens of thousands of documents long, and it exists only as chunks floating in the void.
—David Gelernter, "The cyber-road not taken," The Washington Post,
April 3, 1994