annual reports

Your Life as Data: The Rise of Personal Annual Reports

annual reports

“Not everyone who tallies his daily minutiae does it for the same reason, but most cite the same inspiration. Designer Nicholas Felton seems to have started the trend with his first personal annual report in 2005. By 2010, The New York Times had caught wind of the project. By 2011, Facebook was impressed, too. The company hired Felton to help design its new Timeline feature. (…) ‘I believe that the Annual Reports have encouraged a desire among readers to discover similar things about themselves.”