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Mark Krynsky
Re: Top 5 Smart Journal Apps -
"Tac, several of them use cloud drives for syncing the data. Diaro and DayOne use Dropbox and Journey uses Google Drive. I'm pretty sure all of these can export your data to PDF files." - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
Re: Beautiful Visualizations of Lifelogging and Quantified Self Data -
"You're welcome Mitchell." - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
Re: Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, Fitbit One, and Bodymedia Armband Comparison Review -
"Ann, I've now moved on to the Garmin Vivofit which I plan to post a review of soon. It is waterproof and can be used while swimming however it won't track the swimming activity automatically. You may also want to look into the Misfit Shine device which I believe can track swimming." - Mark Krynsky
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Re: Sony Expects High-End Compact Camera Sales To Grow -
"I'm definitely one of the target customers. I owned the first generation RX100 and recently switched to the new Panasonic GM1 which is a mirrorless compact. I had a DSLR but got tired of carrying a large camera and didn't take it out much. Now I often take my compact out. Like they say, the best camera is the one you have with you." - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
Re: Goodbye Canonical, Hello XPRIZE -
"Great to learn about your endeavors with the Ubuntu community. Looking forward to working with you at XPRIZE." - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
With App Acquisition, Facebook Enters Fitness Tracking Market - Digits - WSJ -
Another major activity tracking company is acquired: Facebook acquires the very popular Moves app which uses mobile phones for activity tracking. - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
Social media & your digital legacy - leaving your virtual property in your will - YouTube -
Great intro video on the importance of planning for personal online & digital media in our wills from Australian law firm Slater Gordon. - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
Nike reportedly abandons the FuelBand and lays off its hardware division (updated) | The Verge -
My guess is that Apple was partly behind this. Since they're a partner, Nike probably decided to abandon this and not compete with Apple's iWatch. - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
The Quantified Other: Nest And Fitbit Chase A Lucrative Side Business -
Fitbit & Nest are selling user data for a profit. Consumers stand to benefit by lowered costs on healthcare and utility bills. Fitbit is working with corporate wellness programs who in turn are trying to reduce their employees healthcare premiums with the data. This is just the beginning. The internet of things will be about the devices that glean more data about users for companies to make a profit but hopefully in return improve our lives and reduce costs for responsible individuals without negative repercussions from sharing the private data right? - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
Re: Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, Fitbit One, and Bodymedia Armband Comparison Review -
"Hi Marie. I used them both simultaneously for a while. I was importing my Fitbit flex for steps and Aria scale to show my weight logging in Myfitnesspal. No special tips but it worked well." - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
Re: Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, Fitbit One, and Bodymedia Armband Comparison Review -
"I mention in the review that I only briefly looked at food tracking and did mention that the Bodymedia app allows you to track food intake in my review. I wasn't aware of whether this feature required a subscription." - Mark Krynsky
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Re: TicTrac is a Great Personal Data Aggregation Dashboard and Reporting Service -
"Peter, they don't have a blog and I haven't read anything about their roadmap for new features. They have a Twitter account and Facebook page which you can check for updates and I'll reach out to them and see if they can provide any updates." - Mark Krynsky
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Re: Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, Fitbit One, and Bodymedia Armband Comparison Review -
"I personally did not have any issues with charging with my Fitbit. I did have an issue with my Jawbone and they replaced it for me free of charge without any hassle. I then had an issue with the wristband of my Flex breaking and Fitbit replaced that for free as well." - Mark Krynsky
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Re: The Blog is Dead. Welcome to My New Blog. -
"Thanks Nithin." - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
Re: TicTrac is a Great Personal Data Aggregation Dashboard and Reporting Service -
"Eric, I feel that simply aggregating data and presenting it to a user isn't compelling for most mainstream users. The ability to analyze the data in the background and then pro-actively notify users of insights to improve their life with specific behavior changes will be the holy grail but we still have a long way to go. In the meantime presenting data and graphs in a manner that's easy to digest is the best we can currently get and I feel TicTrac does that well. Good luck on your continued work at Zenobase. I look forward to seeing what your service progress." - Mark Krynsky
Bret Taylor
Our data center (SVColo) performed an upgrade to their core network switch this evening. Something went wrong, and the operation took 30 minutes instead of 5. We apologize for the problem.
we are back - K.D.
I wondered. Glad you are back! - Rachel Lea Fox
No problem. Just don't scare us like that again ;) - Mark Krynsky
Ok otherwise it was going to be an topic on Twitter. - Madhav Tripathi
I forgive you. - Vezquex
I thought FriendFeed would have deployed mobile datacenters across the US by now. - imabonehead
Talk to Scoble about getting you guys on Rackspace :) - Jason Cronkhite from Alert Thingy
Jason: we would love to host FriendFeed but any hoster will screw up from time to time so I would rather win their business on the strength of our technology and service. Our CEO puts his personal cell phone out there (I don't know of any other hosting company CEO that does that, plus mine is +1-425-205-1921). not to mention I have some major motivation to make sure FriendFeed stays up. :-) - Robert Scoble
Compete with Wave and let people run their own Friendfeed servers. - Vezquex
Thanks! I almost sent SOS via Twitter...but u guys were fast! :D - Roshan Ramachandran
Oh, and it was nice of you guys to arrange your downtime for when I was flying and off the net! :-) - Robert Scoble
The upside is I saw the 'new and improved' twitter web interface for the first time. When do I have time to do that normally :D - Micah
@scoble, that's just it. I've only known Rackspace to screw up once and it was due to some guy driving a car into the data center. Plus, all the other perks you mentioned. - Jason Cronkhite
Andy, long time :) - Micah
Something changed with this downtime, didn't it? All images are now hosted on instead of the old - Mitch
Mitch, the friendfeed-media change was deployed yesterday and unrelated to the outage. - Paul Buchheit
siktirtmeyin datacenter'ınızı. FF gitti diye ödümüz koptu aq. - öküz
Mark Krynsky
Re: Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, Fitbit One, and Bodymedia Armband Comparison Review -
"Yes Zara, the Fitbit Force is looking like a nice upgrade to the Flex and probably what it should have originally released. I'm going to guess that Fitbit rushed to market with the Flex wristband and this is what they originally had intended to create from the beginning. Looks like I might be upgrading." - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
Re: My Experience and Highlights from the 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference -
"You're welcome Dan. Glad you enjoyed it." - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
Re: Top Electronic Health Record Provider Announces API -
"I recently came back from the Quantified Self conference where I met folks from Practice Fusion which appears to be offering an EHR solution worth looking at as well." - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
Re: Top Electronic Health Record Provider Announces API -
"Thanks for your coverage as well as providing this update John! This is completely new territory for me." - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
Re: Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, Fitbit One, and Bodymedia Armband Comparison Review -
"Sorry for responding late Rebekah but I just saw this. Unfortunately I'm not sure about issues tracking while using an elliptical. Hopefully things have worked out. I did hear about someone that had issues tracking with their exercise which they solved by strapping the flex to their ankle for the activity." - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
Jawbone offers developers open access to API for its UP activity tracker — Tech News and Analysis -
This should provide some interesting developments. - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
Moves, the fantastic activity-tracking app, hits Android - The Next Web -
Android users rejoice. You can now get this great activity tracking app for your phone. - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
French software developers Benjamin Andre and Frank Rousseau are part of this quantified self movement, but they acknowledge it can be unsettling — especially when you start uploading stuff to a cloud service like LifeNaut. That’s why he and Rousseau created a new set of tools that let people digitally capture their lives but also maintain control over what they capture. - Mark Krynsky
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Re: My Experience at the Yes by Yes Yes Event -
"You can do it Esther. The hardest part is starting...once you do at least you'll have something you can add to over time. It took me about 2 weeks to complete after I initially started the post. Let me know when it's up." - Mark Krynsky
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Re: Chris Dancy on Existence as a Platform -
"Well said Chris. Yes we are at the early phases of data collection with new sensors, apps, and services. and the next step that will have a much larger impact are the insights provided to us for improving our lives based on the data. It's coming..." - Mark Krynsky
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Re: Some Thoughts on My Switch to a Fitbit Flex -
"Yes Rob I did forget to mention the Amiigo which sounds like a good tracker with it's extra method to track foot activity. However the so data visualization, reporting, and insights provided by these is becoming even more important than the hardware as well. Providing an API and having it incorporated into third party apps and services is also critical for new devices." - Mark Krynsky
Mark Krynsky
Re: My Experience at the Yes by Yes Yes Event -
"Likewise John, and I'm thinking our paths will cross as we both come back next year." - Mark Krynsky
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"Congrats Chris! From several years of positive impact at Google to an exciting new venture. After getting an account on NeonMob and poking around I can see how you were seduced. It's a gorgeous site. I wish you all the best and will be following along." - Mark Krynsky
Thomas Hawk
10 Reasons Why You Should Sign Up for FriendFeed -
10 Reasons Why You Should Sign Up for FriendFeed
I wish there was a AIR client for FF though. - barl0w
Twhirl works well for FF and it's an AIR client. - Bob M. Montgomery from twhirl
Great article. I want to learn more about the dumping the RSS feeder part. You should share some tips with that. Good stuff. - Amani
Love seeing FF through the eyes of someone who's not a traditional techie =) - FFing Enigma
Thanks Bob! - barl0w
A big part of why I wrote this post and have it running in my number one photo spot on Flickr right now is because I want more of my photography friends to sign up for the service. I *love* seeing photos here on FriendFeed and there are so many talented photographers who are not here yet who need to be. If we can get more of them to sign up, you guys will love their work. Of course there are many great photographers already on here but still a lot more who could join. - Thomas Hawk
I had to re-share this with all my FB friends. :) - Kelly W.
Still trying to figure out this whole friendfeed experience. I've had the account for a while and see lots of my twitter friends posting via ff - Demetri Mouratis
great piece! - mashable
Hi Demetri =) Different people use FF different ways because they want to get different things out of it. What are you hoping to get out of it? - FFing Enigma
Thanks for the tip. I had FF but really never 'got' what it was for. This helped! - Molly Nichelson from twhirl
Nice post Thomas. - Paul Wade
TH - for those photographers that are not on here, I put their flickr id into my Flickr Imaginary friend and see their images that way. However, it would be nice to get more photographers on here with their reader shares and such... - Justin Korn
This is definitely the best "Why Friendfeed" post I've seen. - Nick in Manila
Justin, agreed. I have a bunch of imaginary friend accounts for Flickr/Zooomr users as well. But it is nicer when they actually have accounts here, their work can be liked and commented to the larger FF community, etc. It seems like a few new people signed up today based on this post so I'm happy for that. Thanks Nick! - Thomas Hawk
I have AlertThingy FriendFeed Edition as well as AlertThingy v2 - Outsanity
Well said, Thomas. :) - Josh Haley
Nice list of reasons, all well thought out. While I'm at it, I wanted to tell you that I really like your new blog design too. - Karoli
Do most folks use FF in Standard or Real-time view mode? - Scott Loftesness
Only ever real-time.. it sits nicely on the second monitor as a Chrome App. - Greg Gannicott
Realtime here... - Chris Gulker
Did you just reformatted your post, Thomas? It a lot easier to scan through now. - Alan Le
Alan, a lot of times I post first and edit later. I probably shouldn't do that, but yeah, after posting I broke up some of the paragraphs better, bolded a few things etc., to make it easier to read. - Thomas Hawk
That's great. Make sure to check out Windows Live Writer for formatting blog posts if you haven't already yet. By the way, I love the new blog design. It's much better than when I helped you with the html way back. - Alan Le
Y'know... I must've spent two months randomly Tweeting things like "Will someone PLEASE explain to me why I should be using FriendFeed?" ... And then two days ago I start using my account (I'd had one for a while)... and NOW someone finally makes a post outlining why I should be here. You're two days late, Mr. Hawk, two days late. :P - Lou
actually, there's no search for Russian word forms on Frf. For me that looks as if there's no search at all - orie
hmmm.. I didn't know that orie. It seems like there is a lot of international users on FF, that's surprising to me. - Thomas Hawk
I've been trying to make sense of FF for months now, but every time I come away confused. As it is I feel like I'm drowning under all the social networking sites available. I use Twitter, Plurk and Facebook the most, and I use so I only have to post status updates once. How can I integrate FF into this without making things even more confusing? - Chris Taylor
oooh! I found the zooomr version of this post with no formatting and I whined somewhere else in my FF feed. This one with all the formatting is better :D - Tamar Weinberg
I really liked how you did a post on Flicker - MaryAnn Chick Whiteside
All good reasons but #10 is my #1 reason :) - Mark Krynsky
Mark - agreed. Also, Thomas ... very nice blog. I like. - Amani
@Tamar, the unformated text was a problem on the Zooomr image. Kristopher's fixed that bug now so text in descriptions on Zooomr photos should format correctly now. - Thomas Hawk
I wasn't using FF, but signed up after your post. Now let's see if it is really so useful ;-) - Marcel Körner
@Marcel also take into consideration who you are subscribed to. Aside from maybe four on your current sub list, they are not very active at all on FF. This will affect your experience here. - Carlos Ayala
Didn't know there was a "Porn" room on FF (see screenshot)... - David Young
how did you see that they are not active on FF? - Marcel Körner
David, the "porn" room on FriendFeed isn't all that active actually. I'm not really interested in porn per se, just thought it was a good group name to claim in the great FriendFeed land group name grab of 2008. - Thomas Hawk
@Marcel by their numbers, and the fact that i know most of them and can tell you first hand that they are not. (if you hover over people's names you will see their numbers) - Carlos Ayala
still hard to beat 5 years on for speed - Thomas Power
So true Thomas: people still can't as a majority read dynamic feeds. - Zu from AOD
it gives you an easy key to the way back machine - chaz2b
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