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Advantages of Self Tracking

Written in Self Tracking, Trackingo

There is an interesting article in nationalpost about the advantages of tracking your own data.

In the article you will find examples of people who are gaining excellent feedback of ways to improve their lives just tacking rigorously control of important data for their lifes, data you can use to answer to the questions you need to know. That is the reason why we created Trackingo, because people need to track their daily activities in a easy way.

We recommend you to read the article if you are still unsure of how useful tracking your life can be.

A quote from the article:

“Sharing the information might be like a form of speech, it allows for feedback,” said Mr. Roberts, an experimental psychologist who is a member of the Quantified Self Advisory Board. He began self-tracking as a pimply graduate student: “My doctor gave me two medications: a pill and a cream. I varied my usage and counted the pimples on my face every morning.”

For Mr. Roberts, his first Quantified Self Show & Tell was an “aha” moment. “I was like ‘Oh my god, other people are doing this, too,’” he said in an interview from Beijing, where he is a psychology professor at Tsinghua University.

The cream won.