Standing on the corner of technology and networking

First, I’d like to offer my thanks to Julia and Leigh. I had a great time at the Women in Biz Network event: so many energetic, smart women ready to take on the world! Below you’ll find some supplementary information and links, in case you’re interested in following up.  

Whenever I give talks about the book, people are always curious about RescueTime, the software I put on my computer to monitor how I was spending my time. If you’re interested in trying out self-tracking yourself, I used Daytum. I liked it because it allowed me to choose what I wanted to track, it was intuitive to use, and had lovely graphics – always a plus when trying to stay motivated. I’ve noticed some Daytum users use the service to track productivity benchmarks in their work. Please note that the free version of Daytum is public, so be aware of managing your privacy, with respect to your user name and what you choose to track.  

Another alternative is the Montreal-based company, meTracker. We covered meTracker on my show, Spark, and I was impressed by their approach to privacy. They charge a modest fee.  

Once my current book tour wraps up, I’ll be blogging on topics related to self-tracking, data, and privacy at my personal blog, norayoung.ca. You can also find me on Twitter.  

By the way, if you haven’t checked out my show Spark on the radio or as a podcast, I hope you’ll give it a whirl. We cover lots of stories that are relevant to small business, such as building willpower.

I hope you enjoy your copy of The Virtual Self. If you like it, I’d be grateful if you recommend it to your friends.

 

All the best, Nora Young