Tag: sharing


QSEU15 Preview: Why Should I Share My Data?

September 3, 2015

Everyone is asking you to share your data, but what’s in it for you? At the 2015 Quantified Self Europe Conference open data activist Theo Scholl is leading an lively breakout discussion on the frontiers of data sharing: What kind of benefits make it worthwhile to share data? What’s most important: money, services, tools, altruism, participation,…


QS Access: Precision, Patients, and Participation

January 30, 2015

This morning President Barack Obama announced a new Precision Medicine Initiative, a key $215 million piece of the proposed 2016 budget. Much has been written since last week’s State of the Union, when this initiative was first mentioned by President Obama. In brief, the initiative is an investment in new programs and funding initiatives at…


Mood Sharing and Experimentation (Get Your Mood On: Part 5)

February 3, 2013

Welcome to part 5 of the QS book on mood tracking that Robin Barooah and I wrote. This chapter has some tips that we’ve found helpful for getting started with mood tracking. Enjoy! — Once you’ve been tracking mood for a while, and have a good baseline established, it’s time to play. What if you could influence…


The Quantified Self Community

January 29, 2013

If you’ve been reading our posts for a while you’ve most likely noticed that we typically reference the Quantified Self community. If you’re not familiar with our structure and how to get involved you might be asking yourself, “How do I get involved with the QS community?”


#qschat Number 1

March 22, 2012

On Tuesday March 12, Nick Dawson asked if there was a Quantified Self Twitter Chat. Lots of interest followed so we decided to make it happen. We had the very first #qschat twitter chat last Thursday and it was a lot of fun. I learned a lot about what people are thinking and doing in the…


Ewart de Visser on Tracking Trading Performance of A Friend

February 6, 2012

Ewart de Visser had a friend who “didn’t like the whole work thing” and started speculating on foreign currencies. When Ewart asked him how much he was losing in his first few months, his friend wasn’t sure, so they set up a spreadsheet to start tracking his trading performance. In the video below, Ewart describes…


The Transformative Power of Sharing Mood

June 6, 2011

This is the intimate story of the last 6 months of my life, and how it changed for the better by sharing my mood. For some reason, writing publicly about mood feels much more vulnerable than other kinds of data. Maybe it’s because emotions get more to the core of our beings than weight or…


Dead Ends and Walled Gardens

December 3, 2008

The dead end. The cul-de-sac. The walled garden. These are three different ways (using 2.5 different metaphors) to refer to services that allow you to communicate and display information but not to copy, transfer, or share your data with outsiders. It’s an internet dogma that dead ends, culs-de-sac, and walled gardens are bad. I subscribe…