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Create a Minimalist Journal with Mood Tracking and Analysis Using Daylio

The most popular article ever written on this site was a comparison of the best Smart Journal apps. I limited that comparison to apps that allow usage both on mobile and desktop as well as several other criteria. I felt it was necessary to have that flexibility. But in Daylio I’ve found a hybrid app …

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Foursquare Focuses on Lifelogging in Swarm 5.0

Foursquare recently released a complete revamp to their Swarm app focusing entirely on Lifelogging with regards to location and travelling and I couldn’t be happier. Location tracking is personally one of my most important Lifelogging data points and the new Swarm app provides immediate access to historical data and aggregated insights as well. The new interface …

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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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Ways to Explore Personal Data After Someone Dies

Image by Kenny Louie Bill Coberly is a writer whose Father recently died unexpectedly.  He describes some of the issues which arise when a family member has an unplanned death in a recent article he wrote. He discusses many issues encountered after his death but discovers something that puzzles him with regards to preservation. What should he …

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Thoughts on Building a Lifetime Personal Data Collection App

Challenges and Goals Creating an application designed to be a central repository to store and display our life’s collection of personal data is a monumental task. Having to factor in the ability to integrate external and cloud based data sources, that will most likely change over time, in addition to our local data makes it …

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The Kiba Camera Aims to Change How We Record Home Videos

Imagine if you could record your life. Everything you said, everything you did, available in a perfect memory store at your fingertips so you could go back and find memorable moments and relive them or sift through traces of time and discover patterns in your own life that previously had gone un-discovered. This is the …

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Create Your Own Feltron-Like Annual Report with Gyroscope

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 …

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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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