DailyDirt: Measuring Every Moment Of Our Lives

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Data is everywhere, and it's getting easier and easier to collect. Digital photos and video are recording all sorts of activities -- from Chatroulette to citizen surveillance. Video versions of Twitter haven't yet gotten popular but someday they might. Or maybe, just like videophone predictions that never came to pass, no one actually wants to see that much raw video. In any case, here are some links on capturing experiences for posterity.
  • A bunch of folks are tracking their own behavior and discovering some interesting quirks. Conclusions based on a single data point may be a bit suspect, though. url
  • Lifelogging leads to a cute 85-second video of a baby growing up. Who will be the first kid to have his/her entire life captured by time lapse photography? url
  • NYU Professor Wafaa Bilal plans to implant a camera in the back of his head, taking pictures at one minute intervals for a year. url
  • Ted Ciamillo plans to film his journey in a 100% human-powered submarine as he crosses the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately, his project website is 100% Flash-powered. url
  • Firefox's Test Pilot data reveals how many tabs users like to keep open. Now I know that I definitely need to cut down on how many tabs I use.... url


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      Anonymous of Course, Dec 9th, 2010 @ 6:31pm

      Might be interesting

      "NYU Professor Wafaa Bilal plans to implant a camera in the back of his head, taking pictures at one minute intervals for a year"

      So look forward to 175,200 pics of his pillow. I hope he doesn't wear a hat.

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Dec 9th, 2010 @ 8:42pm

      Expect someone with (or to get) a patent sue everyone here for infringement of "their" idea.

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Dec 9th, 2010 @ 8:45pm

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      to sue *

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Dec 9th, 2010 @ 8:56pm

      http://www.slate.com/id/2276719/

      The video by Seth Roberts does not consider the fact that you tend to get better at things with practice. Doing a consecutive time is not the same as doing it the previous time because we would often expect to be better at something the second time around.

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Dec 9th, 2010 @ 8:57pm

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      doing something a consecutive time *

       

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      Michael Ho (profile), Dec 9th, 2010 @ 9:40pm

      Re:

      Yah.. I highly doubt "eating butter" is the magic solution for anything... :P

      Bacon on the other hand....

       

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      Hephaestus (profile), Dec 10th, 2010 @ 7:30am

      Can I do a DailyDirt? I have a couple ideas that relate to copyright, and technology. You would have the geeks and the copyright types commenting in a big way.

       

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      Michael Ho (profile), Dec 10th, 2010 @ 12:22pm

      Re:

      Hi Hephaestus,

      If you'd like to submit a DailyDirt... just go to:
      http://www.techdirt.com/submitstory.php

      Although, just a note: the DailyDirts are usually non-copyright topics... to get a bit of variety on Techdirt.

      Thanks!

       

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