One the greatest source of unrecorded, unorganized yet useful sets of information is the movements and activites in one’s life.
- Where were you on the night of March 23rd at 7PM?
- Which bars have you been to in the area?
- How much time do you spend in my apartment per week?
That data dies when you forget it.
I now know I emailed my college dean 4 times in April 2006, withdrew $60 from my checking account 10/12/2005, searched for “MTA map” on Google last Tuesday.
Just like Microsoft indexes my mail, BOFA indexes my bank account and Google indexes my searches, I want someone to index my life. This should be possible with a gps-enabled smartphone.
Does anyone know any efforts in this space? There’s Brightkite — the best of a underutilzied crop of geo-aware social networking iPhone apps. But those are too focused on socialization. I want to know more about myself, what I do, when I do it. I want a life dashboard. I want my personal history to be searchable.
If Google isn’t 2 years down this road already, there’s a big opportunity out there.