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Data overload - not everything is worthy of analysis

Enough is enough, people. Just because companies want to hoard every last bit of minutiae about your life doesn’t mean you have to do it as well.  This week’s lead Searchlight item looks at “lifelogging,” part of the so-called Quantified Self movement. Know yourself through numbers!

Really? There’s nothing wrong with counting your calories or counting your steps, but when data becomes such a defining part of your life that logging how much time you spend logging your data is part of your daily routine, it’s time for an intervention. Try reading a book, or going for a walk — and not writing it down. Leave the big data dealings at the office and their analysis to the sneaky professionals, they’re going to be doing it anyway.

Also this week, why Quicken Loans will win March Madness, Google’s research methods and more.

Oh, one last bit of news this week — your intrepid Searchlight reporter and opine-er is moving on. Starting next week, Searchlight will be put into the capable hands of my fellow staffers at SearchCIO. I have no doubt they’ll bring you great stuff. Thanks for reading!

Go to SearchCIO.com Searchlight

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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