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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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My Experience and Highlights from the 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference

I’ve just returned from the 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference and my experience was quite amazing. I have attended several of the QS Los Angeles meetups but this was the first time I went to one of the official conferences. It was held at the beautiful Golden Gate Club at the Presidio in San Francisco. …

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Backup Your Online Social Data and Revisit it with SocialSafe

I continue to try apps and services to achieve everything I’m looking to do to help facilitate my goals around digital preservation . In a discussion I had with Tom Geller, he told me to take a  look at SocialSafe which had been mentioned to him by Gordon Bell as a good service for lifelogging. That’s all the …

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A New Lifestreaming Wearable Camera Called the Autographer

On the heels of the recent Microsoft patent filing for Lifestreaming comes the announcement from a company called OMG Life of a new Lifestreaming wearable camera. What is a lifestreaming wearable camera you ask? Well it’s a camera that you wear around your neck like a conference name badge that continually takes photographs at configured …

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My Thoughts on the Microsoft Lifestreaming Patent

Last week through an Engadget post I learned of a Microsoft patent filing for ‘life streaming’. The filing describes ‘life streaming as: A system and method for analyzing, summarizing, and transmitting life experiences captured using a life recorder is described. A life recorder is a recording device that continuously captures life experiences, including unanticipated life …

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Several Methods Including Using Your iPhone for Gordon Bell Lifelogging

Today I came across this post where the writer had just watched the great documentary by Banksy called Exit Through the Gift Shop. If you haven’t seen it I highly recommend it and is currently available as a streaming movie on Netflix. John came to a similar correlation as did I about one of the …

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The Emergence of Lifelogging and The Quantified Self

Lifelogging is the process of tracking personal data generated by our own behavioral activities. While Lifestreaming primarily tracks the activity of content we create and discover, Lifelogging tracks personal behavior data like exercising, sleeping, and eating. This may sound a bit confusing but hopefully the distinction between the two makes sense. The term Lifelogging was coined …

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CNN Stories on The Psychology of Lifestreaming and Living it for a Week

CNN released 2 stories on Lifestreaming this week. The first is titled “Do digital diaries mess up your brain?” written by Elizabeth Landau which provides some very interesting information with regards to Lifestreaming. It begins providing some background about Gordon Bell and the Sensecam which will finally be released soon. But the story goes on …

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