Even your mom will know what Quantified Self is
Photo from: http://www.health2news.com/2011/11/22/taking-quantified-self-to-the-classroom/
QS could be a household name by the end of the year. The link below will take you to an interview with Dave Heller about his prediction and reasons behind it.
Get started Self-Tracking
Quantified pair image from http://onpoint.wbur.org/2012/04/26/the-data-driven-life
Measured Me walks you through Self-tracking in 5 simple steps: Make a goal, Keep it Simple, Don’t Wait, Make it a Habit and Ask for Help.
Find out more: So You Would Like to Start Self-Tracking
Health and Wealth through The Quantified Self?
This article looks ponders the question of whether the QS movement, apps and devices can actually be useful for everyone. It mentions some interesting and different things and ways people have self-tracked. “The next crucial step for self-tracking, several people said, will be the ability to integrate different data streams.”
Google Glass DIY
Illustration: Jason Lee
Jason Lee decided to make his own lifelogging video device, “if Google is able to start developing such a device, it means that the components are now available and anyone should be able to follow suit.” He gives a step-by-step account of his own Google Glass project. Anyone interested in giving it a go?
Privacy and the City
For anyone with privacy concerns regarding surveillance, check out the quora.com thread below. Do any of you have ideas for blocking video or photos? Let us know in the comments!
NOTE: You will need to create a Quora account if you are going to read more than one answer.
Vanity Fair’s editor, Graydon Carter, used the first part of his editor’s letter in the February 2013 edition to write about his thoughts on constant documentation and Quantified Self. “Where past generations had film cameras, scrapbooks, notebooks, and that part of the brain which stores memories, we now have a smartphone app for every conceivable recording need.” Check out Vanity Fair’s culture critic James Wolcott’s article in next month’s edition for more on the latest QS technology.
More Mood Tracking from QS.com
(part 3 of the series mentioned in our last TWIL)
Your attitude about yourself can have a big effect on what you get out of your self-tracking experiments. “What you record about yourself is actually a very personal reflection of your inner world, and so the kind of self that you bring to bear on it will influence what effect the information has on you.”