Personal email newsletters are a trend in the right direction. They’re often the right combination of content (summarized update) and frequency (once/week). But, email doesn’t scale, in as so far as I can’t imagine subscribing to hundreds of personal newsletters.
It would be neat if there was an app where you could see summarized updates from all of the people you want to subscribe to. Building on the /now pages micro trend, each person could publish their life summary as a periodically updated
/now page. The app would simply track these to let you know when someone updated their page.
“Social media for people who update infrequently.”