My motivation: With all the new GDPR laws taking effect, I realized I could download all my data from Facebook, Google and Instagram and use that to learn more about myself and more importantly what these companies knew about me.
Who am I: I'm a 27 year old ex-google engineer who and has been interested in the QS movement specifically for my health but then realized theres so much more analyze.
Friends - Who likes me and who I like
By looking at my facebook posts I realized that the people who comment on my posts were never the people who I thought of "real- friends". A little bit more digging and I found I had 3 different types of friends:
A) "friends (in the normal sense of the term)"
These were people who I was Fb friends with but who I had also messaged on facebook to a large extent.
B) "people who want to be better friends with me"
These were people who commented on my photos and commented on posts and replied to comments. I realized these people were showing interest in me. I decided I needed to spend more time with these people to see if we could strengthen our relationship.
C) "people whose posts I commented on a lot"
So there was this set of people that I spent a lot of time commenting on who I wasn't really close with. I realized these were people I had been actively trying to get to know or who seemed to attract me with their contact. I decided to start having IRL meetings with these people as I already found them interesting.
Hello Youtube, Goodbye Facebook.
Over the past year I've seen I've completely gone off Facebook and now spend much more time on Youtube. I knew this was kind of true but didn't realize how true till I looked at the graphs. I peaked at 125 facebook posts in 1 year. Definitely way way over sharing. :-/
I found out a lot more about myself. I wrote a blog post here: https://medium.com/hey-ai/insights-from-10-years-of-facebook-youtube-instagram-and-google-usage-9261ae9feabf
If you want to find out about yourself and your relationships you can also use my tool: https://hey.ai . We encrypt all your data - so even we can't access it and theres a button to 1 push delete everything. (Also we don't sell any of your data of course).
Anyway let me know if you have any questions!!