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QS Access: Exporting Uber Trip Data?

January 15, 2015

Quantified Self Labs is dedicated to the idea that data access matters. Moving forward, we’re going to be exploring different aspects of how data access affects our personal and public lives. Stay tuned to our QS Access channel for more news, thoughts, and insights. On January 13th Uber, a wildly popular and often scrutinized ride…

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Jamie Aspinall on Learning From Location Data

July 8, 2014

Jamie Aspinall was interested in what his location history could tell him. As a Google Location user, his smartphone is constantly pinging his GPS and sending that data back to his Google profile. Using Google Takeout Jamie was able to download the last four years of his location history, which represented about 600,000 data points. In…

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Ulrich Atz on Tracking on Paper

February 25, 2014

“If I look at this, I have these memories, and I remember this was a good year.” Collect it and forget it. This could be be hidden mantra of many people engaged with self-tracking, myself included. I will readily admit to buying a device or application with the hope that I can collect enough information…

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Numbers From Around the Web: Round 7

May 10, 2012

Where are you? A pretty easy question to answer. But, what about, “Where was I?” Not so easy to answer, especially when we start talking about periods of time more than a few days or weeks. Sure, we all have GPS running on our phones now. We can check in with Foursquare/Facebook/Path etc. to keep…

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Student Study on Travel Behavior

September 30, 2011

This is a guest post from Jerry Jariyasunant: Hi! I’m a graduate student at UC Berkeley in Systems Engineering and I’m part of a team interested in learning about travel behavior. We’re interested in how people get around and seeing how aware people are about their travel habits compared with their peers, and their impact on the environment. We’ve designed…