Beeminder added to Rationality Powertools

http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Rationality_power_tools

The LW wiki has a collection of software tools that assist with
rationality. Of course Beeminder is a great fit, so I added it. Does anyone
have a better idea for where to fit it, or how to present it?

Also, does anyone know of rationality powertool that should be added?

Wow, awesome, thanks for adding Beeminder! Some Beeminder competitors
should probably get added too: blog.beeminder.com/competitors

It might also make sense to have a separate category for commitment
device tools and quantified self tools. We have a separate post about
the latter: blog.beeminder.com/trackhack

Habitrpg.com and Lift.do deserve special mention. They’re focused on
behavior change without explicit commitment contracts but get decent
motivational mileage out of gamification and social pressure,
respectively. (I’m embarrassed to say I’ve not used either of them
beyond the most superficial dabbling, but they both seem to have ideas
we should be learning from.)

Finally, there are lots of things on that wiki that don’t exactly
belong there. Like Gambit is a highly academic tool for game theory
research. I will be completely flabbergasted (in a good way) if
anyone’s put that to effective use for making strategic decisions in
real life.

Ooh, I think my and Bethany’s Expectorant counts.
messymatters.com/expectorant (Link to the android app in that post but
you probably have to read the post to make head or tails of how the
app could be useful. Bethany and I use it all the time, btw!)

On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:40 PM, Gordon Fierce gordon.fierce@gmail.com wrote:

http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Rationality_power_tools

The LW wiki has a collection of software tools that assist with rationality.
Of course Beeminder is a great fit, so I added it. Does anyone have a better
idea for where to fit it, or how to present it?

Also, does anyone know of rationality powertool that should be added?


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http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Goal tracking + Commitment contracts == http://beeminder.com

(I take that back about Expectorant. It’s more a clever accounting
tool than a rationality powertool. The decision mechanisms Bethany
writes about at messymatters.com/autonomy would count as rationality
powertools, imho, except they aren’t packaged as actual tools.)

On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 11:11 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Wow, awesome, thanks for adding Beeminder! Some Beeminder competitors
should probably get added too: blog.beeminder.com/competitors

It might also make sense to have a separate category for commitment
device tools and quantified self tools. We have a separate post about
the latter: blog.beeminder.com/trackhack

Habitrpg.com and Lift.do deserve special mention. They’re focused on
behavior change without explicit commitment contracts but get decent
motivational mileage out of gamification and social pressure,
respectively. (I’m embarrassed to say I’ve not used either of them
beyond the most superficial dabbling, but they both seem to have ideas
we should be learning from.)

Finally, there are lots of things on that wiki that don’t exactly
belong there. Like Gambit is a highly academic tool for game theory
research. I will be completely flabbergasted (in a good way) if
anyone’s put that to effective use for making strategic decisions in
real life.

Ooh, I think my and Bethany’s Expectorant counts.
messymatters.com/expectorant (Link to the android app in that post but
you probably have to read the post to make head or tails of how the
app could be useful. Bethany and I use it all the time, btw!)

On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:40 PM, Gordon Fierce gordon.fierce@gmail.com wrote:

http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Rationality_power_tools

The LW wiki has a collection of software tools that assist with rationality.
Of course Beeminder is a great fit, so I added it. Does anyone have a better
idea for where to fit it, or how to present it?

Also, does anyone know of rationality powertool that should be added?


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http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Goal tracking + Commitment contracts == http://beeminder.com


http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Goal tracking + Commitment contracts == http://beeminder.com