Lifestreaming is a term used to describe the act of streaming one's actions and life to others in a consistently updating manner. Whether streaming one's heartbeat data, visor video or GPS data, lifestreaming is part of the process of the Quantified Self, or a process used by those who log data about themselves and format it into a visual or graphed format over time. In essence, "every (connected) experience - txt, email, voice call, scrible, in person meetup, personal visual and sound experience, commercial media experience is indexed, searchable and recoverable on a timeline (and geoline)".It is similar to Lifecasting, which is a "continual broadcast of events in a person's life through digital media. Typically, lifecasting is transmitted through the medium of the Internet and can involve wearable technology".
- E-mail from Rob Wilcox to Amber Case - Feb 3rd, 2011.
- Why life as a cyborg is better: Eccentric professor explains reasons for tailoring reality]. Archive.org snapshot of CNN.com story. Originally published Wednesday, January 14, 2004. Accessed Oct 2011. http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20081206171437/http://edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH/internet/01/14/internet.cyborb.ap/
- Mann, Steve and Hal Niedzviecki. Cyborg: Digital Destiny and Human Possibility in the Age of the Wearable Computer. 2001.