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Quantified Nerds

The quantified self sounds great on paper. The task: keep track of important facets of your daily life. The result: gain a better understanding of…

Instant electric bike and data collector

When you ride your bicycle around, I bet you always wish for two things. First: "I wish this was electric so that I didn't have…

The (nerdy) data-driven life

Gary Wolf, of Wired and The Quantified Self, describes personal data collection and analysis in NYT magazine. Collect data about yourself, and you just might…

Clothing color palette

Jacobo Zanella makes a color palette every day, based on the clothes he's wearing. I observe the colors of the shoes and clothes I wear…

Visualize your Last.fm listening patterns with LastHistory

Frederik Seiffert provides this nifty tool, LastHistory, to visualize your Last.fm listening history. Mouse over songs and find repeated track sequences. The visualization itself isn't…

Track Mouse Activity On Your Computer

Anatoly Zenkov provides this nifty tool (Mac and PC) to track your mouse pointer. Really simple. Just start it, let it run, minimize the window,…

Nebul.us Shows You Your Activity on the Web

Nebul.us is an online application, currently in private beta, that aggregates and visualizes your online activity. Enter your information for Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, etc and…

One Life, One Stacked Area Chart

Ben Fogarty uses a stacked area chart to represent his life. To us outsiders looking in it's not much more than that, but to Ben…

Sneak Peek: New Version of your.flowingdata Coming Soon

The brand new version of your.flowingdata (YFD) is coming soon, and of course, as a FlowingData reader, you get the first peak. Newer readers might…

A Perfect Personal Data Collection Application

The number of Web applications to collect data and information about yourself continues to grow; if you want to track something, most likely there's an…

your.flowingdata: Collect Data About Yourself via Twitter

As many of you know, I've been working on a project that lets you collect data about yourself via direct messages on Twitter. It's called…

2008 Feltron Annual Report Now Available

After Nicholas Felton's ever popular 2005, 2006 and 2007 annual report on himself, you knew this was coming. The 2008 Feltron Annual Report is now…

Understand Your Behaviors with Twitter – Testers Needed

I started tracking what I eat and my weight using Twitter in an effort to shed 10 pounds and consume less. It's already been (a…

How to Make Your Own Twitter Bot – Python Implementation

Following up on my post last week about using Twitter to track eating and weight, some of you voiced some interest in creating your own…

Tracking Weight and What You Eat with Twitter

I'm sure this will come as no surprise to all of you, but personal data collection fascinates me. I love playing with data and when…

Get a Good Night’s Sleep with SleepTracker Pro [Review]

I've had sleep troubles for as long as I can remember. When I was in grade school, I used to stay up late (well past…

If You Could Track Anything, What Would You Track?

It's about time we had a FlowingData open thread. We've seen that there are plenty of tools to monitor different aspects of our lives, but…

23 Personal Tools to Learn More About Yourself

In the not too distant past, the Web was all about sharing, broadcasting, and distribution. The tide is turning.

Winner of the Personal Visualization Project is…

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the feed to stay updated on what's new in data visualization. Last week was the end of our…

Nike+ Human Race 10K – Racing Around the World

Nike+ is a device you hook up to your shoe and iPod Nano to track your running patterns and receive feedback while you're running. Already…

Weekend Minis for Your Lazy Weekend – 7/19/08

BedPost - I put this up earlier for the FlowingData personal visualization project, but for those who missed out, Kevin recently put up a sign…

Hacking the Coffee Maker – Caffeine Viewer

The colmeia group recently installed their Caffeine Viewer project where they hacked their coffee maker to log their "insane coffee consumption" in real-time. Every time…