Saturday, January 19, 2013

Social Experiment: Live Blogging My Online Activity

@PhilCorbettLive - That is my live auto-blog twitter account, feel free to follow it if you like but be warned. As an experiment, anytime an app or website asks for permission to post to Twitter for me I say "yes" and point it to this account. I've also used ifttt.com to push as much as I can to this account.

The experiment is not scientific in any regards but more of an observation at the amount of data that I am constantly making by using various services. There is also a curiosity about what an account would look like if you were to grant access to post on your behalf for anything and everything that asks.

For reference, my live auto-blog was created September 1st, 2012 and in 140 days since creation this account has tweeted 939 times. Compare this to @PureMunky (my real/normal Twitter account) which was created April 6th, 2007 which has in 2115 days tweeted 613 times. Now, I don't tweet all that often but the stark difference in my activity online and the amount of times I've consciously tweeted is quite different.

This is an ongoing experiment and I'll probably have another post about this in the future after I've come to some better conclusions. Maybe I'll even start following the scientific method for this experiment.
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