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Sunday, May 11, 2008
RescueTime data suggests Microsoft is still on top
That's the upshot of this (unscientific) data mining from desktop app RescueTime, which sits on your desktop, monitors your application and website usage, and allows you to tag those uses for your own self-analysis. I've used RescueTime for a while now (after switching from Wakoopa), and am really interested in the results and the potential for large-scale characterization of volunteer participants' application use. Of course, this initial report is also a way for RescueTime to indicate how it could sell this characterized data to app developers and presumably advertisers.