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Self-Tracking

Self-tracking, particularly with the aid of digital devices and technologies, is an increasingly popular way for people across a range of ages to engage in out-of-school learning related to their daily activities and also personal health. There are many different practices and names for both self-tracking and their associated communities that include lifelogging, quantified self, personal analytics, and personal informatics. Participation around these activities and communities can include active self-tracking for one’s own private learning, reviewing, or contributing to publicly accessible online records made by self-trackers or attending face-to-face gatherings with self-trackers to share and discuss new findings and technologies to better support knowledge about the self. This entry discusses the factors contributing to the growth of self-tracking, the rise of the quantified self movement, ...

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