The Quantified Self Movement

Quantified Self 2011

Quantified Self 2011 (Photo credit: Bytemarks)

Analyze your own data
‘Technology has made it easier than ever to track your activity levels, your sleep cycles, how you spend your time, and more. The self-trackers who near-obsessively capture and analyze their own data are part of a growing “Quantified Self” movement.

‘Interested in giving self-tracking a try? Self-tracker Peter Zandan, an executive at Hill+Knowlton Strategies who headed up a panel on Quantified Self this year at South by Southwest, helped us curate this list of apps and devices to get more data feedback from your daily life.

‘If you want to dig a little deeper, these self-tracking devices, apps and systems might teach you something that you don’t know about yourself…’
Some of the tools

Why you shouldn’t give your birthday and birthplace on social web
Conman Warns of Facebook Fraud

‘He said the world’s biggest social network makes fraud easier, but blamed naïve members rather than Facebook itself, The Guardian reports.

‘”If you tell me your date of birth and where you’re born [on Facebook] I’m 98 per cent [of the way] to stealing your identity,” he said.

‘”Never state your date of birth and where you were born [on personal profiles], otherwise you are saying ‘come and steal my identity’.”

‘Abagnale, who now works as a security consultant, was the target of a US federal manhunt in the 1960s as he posed as an airline pilot, doctor and attorney to steal millions of dollars.

‘“What I did 40 years ago as a teenage boy is 4,000 times easier now,” he said, although he lamented that children lack some of the skill he developed because of their dependence on technology…’

Affective Computing
Virtual Job Interviewer Will Practice with You

‘Jizen helps potential applicants prepare by monitoring their physiological signs, and providing techniques to moderate nervous body language.

‘PISE is a serious game simulating a job interview that immerses a person in a completely virtual environment to train him to control his emotions.The candidate is equipped with sensors that measure facial expressions, heart rate, breathing, etc.., to infer his emotions. For its part, the recruiter is a virtual character whose behavior can be configured. The scenario of the interview, can be adapted to the reactions observed…’

Create Google Calendar event via SMS
Replaces the SMS (GVENT) functionality that was discontinued
‘Just send an SMS to the IFTTT number with the tag ‘GCal’ to create an event in your Google Calendar. I’m using this IFTTT workaround because usage of the GVENT SMS shortcode has been discontinued by Google.’


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