Last March I reviewed the initial release of Gyroscope. You provide access to services like Fitbit, Runkeeper, Instagram, and Foursquare and it aggregates and creates beautiful visualizations from your personal data. You can read my initial review here. Over the last few months they’ve added new features, released an iPhone app, and continue to polish […]
I was reading my news in Prismatic and came across this post from ABC News of all places on these 2 cool ways to get a highlights summary of your activity on Facebook and Twitter. The method for Twitter is by using a service I reviewed earlier this year called Vizify. The summary they create
Thanks to Sam Aminisam I came across this amazing video of Noah Kalina who started a project 12 years ago to take a photo of himself every day. I’ve seen quite a few of these projects that last one year or even a few years but haven’t come across one that is done so well
Last week WolframAlpha announced the release of personal analytics for Facebook.This comes several months after we learned at the Quantified Self blog that Stephen Wolfram is an avid self tracker. Sure there’s been some other services that have provided some statistics by connecting to your Facebook data but none have had the power of Mathematica
Ever since I first heard about the Locker Project and Singly, I’ve been anxiously waiting to see what apps would be built on the platform, knowing that a lifestreaming service would surely be created. Well it’s been over a year since the original announcement and the wait is now over with the public release of Showw.me.
When I first heard about App.net a few weeks back I was intrigued. On the surface it sounded all too similar to the ill fated Diaspora initiative aiming to create an open alternative to Facebook. I didn’t feel that the Diaspora team was able to accomplish their lofty goal. They just didn’t seem to have
I recently tested out a new service in private beta called Vizify. The concept is fairly simple, connect your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Foursquare accounts and it will generate an interactive bio infographic based on the imported data. But after the service does a great job analyzing your data to automatically create your profile, it
I’ve recently started testing out a new service called Rebelmouse which adds a slightly new twist to Lifestreaming. The service bills itself as “Your Social Front Page” and while it currently only offers up the ability to connect Facebook and Twitter to power your Lifestream, it does provide some unique features worth discussing. As the
Today Facebook officially announced 60+ apps and web services that will now utilize their new open graph protocol to passively share information while you use them to your Timeline. Last year when Timeline was first launched to developers there were a few apps that were immediately available. This included Spotify and Rdio to share the
If you had been watching me as I watched Mark Zuckerberg present the new Facebook Timeline you would have seen a smirk on my face. It was also interesting to see how many other people picked up on how Timeline was Facebook’s migration from Newsfeed to Lifestream. I’ve been writing about Lifestreaming here since 2007.