I encourage to you read Stephen Wolfram's blog on his personal analytics. This will show you a much deeper dive into my search for new metrics for knowledge workers.
ifttt lets me get in control of my digital footprint. Over the past six months I have been having this runbook automation create a google calendar entry each time I:
Create and Evernote
- Check In
- and a bunch more cool stuff.
The result has created an amazing amount of data about how and when I work. This is important because until we as knowledge workers in 2012 realize that offices, emails and meetings are killing innovation, we can't start to move forward.