Has Self-Tracking Changed You?

February 22, 2010

Do you have a story about how your self-tracking project has affected your life? If so, I’d like to hear it.

I’m working on a long magazine story about the Quantified Self, much more detailed than the short essay published in Wired last year. (“Know Thyself: Tracking Every Facet of Life“)

For this story I’m getting deeply into the history and future of self-tracking, and trying to expose something of the effect it is having, and can have, on our notion of what self-knowledge means. I’m interested in any personal story you might have about how self-tracking affected your behavior, habits, self-concept, or relationship with others.

You can post in the comments if you like, but the best way to reach me directly is through email: gary@aether.com.

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