Ziki have a great team and keep the features coming, so I’m sticking with them…here is a quick review and some new features.
Besides adding a lifestream and being able to search it (even limit by feed type), you can also add friends (favourites) to your network, this way you can search your network content as well (social filter).
If your lifesteam content is already tagged eg. blog posts, bookmarks, etc…then you can also find stuff by tag…that’s a latest stream, search and by tag, pretty good for findability.
When you add a friend you can also tag them so you have an expert locator tag cloud according to you.
And of course you can tag yourself.
Another thing you can do is add external feeds by adding a Reading List.
At this moment I’m not sure if you search your Reading List when you are searching your network…actually you can.
People can subscribe to your lifestream feed, or lifestream OPML, there is even email subscription.
Other Ziki users can send you a private message…only thing lacking is a comment wall.
Another cool feature is similar to the Facebook News Feed, I call this type of thing an activitystream…ie. you can see what your Ziki friends have been doing.
You can access the sidebar and throw in some contact links and links in general, and they have just announced widgets.
Your sidebar also has your Technorati, Feedburner and page view stats
There’s lots more features at Ziki, there are also Ziki groups and Ziki’s for companies.
Ziki is basically a blog within a social network, only instead of a blog, it’s your lifestream…reason I say a blog, is because you can put widgets and links on the sidebar, search, browse your content by tags.
The social networking features, searching your network, adding your Reading List, blogging posts, and expert tags make this a hot site.
All that’s missing is a calendar archive and it will look more like a blog…plus a comment wall as mentioned.
This reminds me of what I was posting about yesterday, a blog social network where your blog doesn’t have to be inhouse, only this is a lifestream social network.