Sentiment analysis from social media chatter around the world has looked at the explosive growth in conversations around wearable technology, giving early indications of where the key products and players are heading
Structural online discourse analysis from Brandwatch (social media analytics company)
If you’re tuning into the tech-based conference SXSW this week, you’ll see a certain type of technology dominating the conversation there: wearable technology. Deb Hanamura, SXSW participant and Director of Marketing at Metia observed “This is one of the first years where I’ve seen [the topic of] social media quiet down at SXSW... it’s being replaced by wearable technology, which is really what I think next year will be all about.”
Analysis of which companies have issued most patents on wearables in the last years.
Jess Zimmerman: Biofeedback is great ... right up until you use it to get positive feedback from everyone you know
"The quantified self breaks down into numbers – and there's value to that – but it takes the aggregate self out of the equation. Focusing on the numbers our activities generate skips over how we feel and how we function – and it becomes really easy to forget about that entirely because neither figures in to your score."
I'm back at the Media Lab today and got to attend a talk by cultural anthropologist Natasha Dow Schüll, of MIT's Science, Technology, and Society program, who's speaking at Pattie Maes's Tools for Well-Being series. Digital technologies can have negative impacts on our well-being. Natasha grew interested in the topic over the course of writing Addiction by…