Luis Suarez on “5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload”

Now, I do realise that Activity Streams is no perfect world out there. There is still plenty of room for growth in the areas of hitting the right context, collaborative / social filtering, awareness, full integration with business processes, pervasiveness and so forth. However, I still feel, very strongly, that Activity Streams will never become your next overloaded Inbox.

Activity Streams permeate throughout transparency and openness

They help you, greatly, be done with the obsession to read AND respond to everything

They facilitate serendipity and Informal Learning

They help flatten organisations and traditionally hierarchical structures

They inspire an open knowledge sharing culture

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Mentions some interesting work from stream skeptics who claim our streams will become just as overcrowded as our inboxes.

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