Quantified Self in the German media

Ever since we started our series on the Quantified Self, we’ve been getting quite a bit of media interest. In fact, life tracking has been all over the German media recently. We’re excited to be part of that discourse.

Ever since we started our series on the Quantified Self, we’ve been getting quite a bit of media interest. In fact, life tracking has been all over the German media recently.

For Golem.de, we wrote two articles that just went online:

In addition, Deutschlandradio Kultur interviewed Johannes and me for a feature on QS, and another journalist just wrapped up another interview for a feature that hasn’t aired yet. (Watch our media page for updates.)

It’s good to see the discourse on this topic and all the implications from privacy to ownership to societal change gather steam in Germany. And we’re excited to be part of that discourse, hoping that we can contribute useful analysis and direction.

Author: Peter

Peter is a digital strategist who enjoys connecting people, insights and ideas. Before founding Third Wave he worked as a freelancer with clients like ARTE, Wolters Kluwer, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Google, SPD, Tumblr and several public broadcasters. He organized events like TEDxKreuzberg, atoms&bits and Likemind. Peter holds masters degrees in Communications and Media from Freie Universität Berlin (MA) and The University of Sydney (MMP). Peter has lived in Berlin, Sydney and Washington, DC.

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  1. Re: JeremyI have spent the last two years biiudlng a spreadsheet-based tool just as you describe. Currently I run it through the handy google docs form utility which makes the data collection much easier. I collect about 30 data points about myself a couple of times each day and have done for many months now, resulting in a massive amount of data.Re: AlexandraI have spent the last three months trying to teach myself advanced statistics and data mining practices in order to try and make sense of the data and find useful correlations. Unfortunately, this is not my full time job and so progress is painfully slow. Any help that could be provided by your experts would be greatly appreciated.I am currently running simple correlative coefficients and pearson formulas, but have identified many gaps in these approaches. Would love to discuss this further with people who have a better grasp of the math.I am so pleased to have stumbled upon this website – exactly the community I’ve been looking to connect with.I would be willing to make public examples of how my personal metrics tool works if you’re interested.Kind regards,Bard

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