In Brief

Fit or fat? The crowd in the cloud let me know that my perception of my diet differs from the reality.

A short while ago, the team at PSFK HQ were talking about how self-tracking was connecting with social networks to get community feedback on people’s behavior. One mobile application that is using this group dynamic is The Eatery – a service that tracks the healthiness of your diet by sharing user’s photos of their meals with their community.

What happens with ‘The Eatery’ is that every time you have a dish you photograph it with your phone and then rate it on a scale from ‘Fit’ to ‘Fat’ — the scale obviously indicating how healthy you think the dish is that you’re about to consume. Then that image gets sent to a community of other users who vote on your meal.

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