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04/04/2018

The API of You

For one week, at every hour mark that I had my computer running and was active on Chrome, I logged the date and exact URL that I was browsing, using a custom Chrome extension. That data retrieved from Chrome's API was automatically pushed to Firebase, where I could export a JSON file. After manually selecting the top three visited sites, I visualized them in varying box sizes. Each visit equated to 50px in width and height. For example, if Github was logged two times, I multiplied two by 50px to determine the box's width and height. Although this data is ephermeral, I thought it could be informative or even insightful to log exactly where I spent so much of my time on.