Lifelogging

A Retrospective on the 10th Anniversary of Lifestream Blog

The Birth of Lifestreams I created Lifestream Blog on March 17, 2007. The initial purpose of the site was to be a resource for people who wanted to aggregate personal content onto their own page. This included original content (blog posts, videos, photos), social media (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, etc.) along with activity on sites (listens, likes,

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Discovering Google Maps New Location History Features

Google recently announced a major new update to their Google Maps product called “Your Timeline”. This new features provides lots of new insights beyond the previous location tracking history they already provided. The announcement states that it’s currently only available for Web and Android but I’d imagine IOS will be available soon. The first thing you

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Recap of the Lifelogging Exhibit at the Dublin Science Gallery

Earlier this year the Dublin Science Gallery began an exhibit dedicated to Lifelogging. Here’s the description of their exhibit: From critical to creative, LIFELOGGING asks ‘where do we go from here’ and question whether we can record and analyze happiness, beauty and aesthetics the same way we record footsteps and heartbeats. This exhibition will explore

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Beautiful Visualizations of Lifelogging and Quantified Self Data

I’ve seen some recent focus on the beautiful designs around lifelogging and quantified self data. So much of the raw data is either boring spreadsheets or rudimentary graphs that when you see design implemented to visualize the information it makes it much more appealing to pour over. Of course some of the design requires that

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CES 2014 Quantified Self and Lifelogging Wrap-up: The Year of the Wearables

The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show has now come and gone and as the dust settles it’s pretty clear that going into the conference and after its conclusion that the top theme was wearables as evidenced by this or this or this, or many countless other wrap-up posts I read. Activity trackers made a strong showing last

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