Quantified Self

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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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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Create Personal Data Visualitzations and Insights with Gyroscope

Last year Anand Sharma created a website that had stunningly beautiful real-time visualization of his personal activity data. He later when on to provide technical details regarding how we built the site and later announced that he was working to bring this as a service to the public called Gyroscope. As of last week they …

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3 Reasons Why the Microsoft Band is Different from other Activity Trackers

It was a big surprise yesterday when we learned about the Microsoft Band. This wasn’t a new activity tracker that was even on my radar and then to learn about it’s feature set was even more surprising. Instead of going into all the details which you can get at many other sites writing about it, …

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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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The Dedicated Wristband Activity Tracker Might Eventually Become Extinct

Yes, the headline is sensational and I won’t make you read the full post to find out why. In a nutshell the reason I feel this will be the case is because a single purpose device commanding your wrist will eventually seem very limiting. With the release of Android Wear and along with the eventual …

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Testing the Highly Regarded New Garmin Vivofit Activity Tracker

Back in March I decided to put my activity tracking on hiatus and sold my Fitbit Flex as I prepared to have shoulder surgery. Then after a few weeks during recovery I began reading reviews of the newly released Garmin Vivofit activity tracker. The first of those reviews was on my favorite product review site …

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