Created at the MIT Media Lab in 2008. Mycrocosm was an experiment in data driven visual microblogging that ran from 2008-2010. It appropriated the visual language of statistical graphics as a tool for personal self expression.
Rather than the usual short text statements. Users communicate via statistical graph. Users recorded everyday “personal statistics” and share this information in the form of simple graphs and charts. People have used it to track how they got to work and how long it took, what colour clothes they wore, how often they checked their Facebook updates, how often a colleague shows up late, and many other trends and events.
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