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Tara Mann Thesis I | Fall 2012 October 15th Upload (Public Version)


Collecting.

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What do we collect, and why do we collect it?

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What tools do we use to collect? Twitter Foursquare Instagram Path Facebook

Tumblr Pinterest Google Plus Linkedin Evernote

And this list goes on and on....

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What do all of these tools have in common? Their content depends on how a user chooses to curate their lives. They allow us to create and share detailed records of our lives as we live them.

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Much of this curation is based on vanity.

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Food photos tend to get more likes.

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While family photos get less attention.

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So I’ve been thinking about what I want to build, based on my own long-term activity across various services over many years.

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I also looked into some pre-existing services for comparison, thinking about what they really do for users.

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This helped me visualize some of my ideas, but also let me discover what I don’t want to do.

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Now I have a clearer idea of what I’d like to make. I posted that idea in the private version of this upload.

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Thank you.

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