We make tiny choices every day. Those choices become habits, and those habits develop into behaviors. your.flowingdata helps you record these choices.

Use your.flowingdata (YFD) to collect data about yourself and your surroundings via Twitter. Record what you eat, when you go to sleep, how much television you watch, or whatever else you want. What you track is completely up to you.


What is your.flowingdata?

your.flowingdata lets you record personal data with Twitter to both increase awareness and improve yourself.

How do I start recording data?

Once @yfd has followed you back, usually a few minutes at the most after your first login, send direct messages to @yfd as specified in the your.flowingdata guide.

Who runs your.flowingdata?

My name is Nathan Yau, and I'm a statistics graduate student at UCLA. I also edit the statistics and data visualization blog, FlowingData.

Something looks weird in this browser...?

Unfortunately I don't have time to test all browsers. How about switching to Firefox or Safari?

Do I have to pay to use your.flowingdata?

No. YFD is free to use. In the future, YFD might offer paid premium services, such as advanced visualization and analysis tools, but no functionality will ever be taken away.

I found a bug. How should I tell you?

Post all bug reports, comments, and suggestions for YFD in the YFD Google Group.

Terms of Service

By using the your.flowingdata (YFD) web site, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

  1. You must be 18 years or older to use the YFD site.
  2. You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your username.
  3. You are responsible for any data that you submit to the YFD site.
  4. I reserve the right to suspend or terminate any account violating terms of service.
  5. I reserve the right to suspend or terminate the YFD site without notice at any time.

Privacy Policy

  1. The data that you send to the YFD site belongs to you. You can request that your data or your account be deleted at any time. Send requests and inquiries to your [at] flowingdata [dot] com.
  2. This site, YFD, is a research project, and I reserve the right to publish any content on YFD; however, all data will be fully anonymized if I use it.