A new relationship with data part two

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miOwn Interpretation

It’s been four months since I wrote miData Experience story where I talked about one of my accounts being hacked and how that led me to do some research about data privacy.

During this time, I’ve been on a quest to find out how data collection works and why it’s such a buzzword lately.

When I was writing miData Experience, I was reading a book by Hannah Fry called Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms, which I found fascinating. …

A new relationship with data part one

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Finger Print on Enter Key of Keyboard, Pixabay

How many times have we found ourselves on a discovery journey, asking ourselves where we came from, where we are and where we are going.

Well, I’ve had my share of existential questions, but this time, I am on a digital discovery.

I am interested to know what is my digital fingerprint, where it is, who’s seen it and how does it travel.

Have you ever received spam email not knowing where it came from? I used to just swipe full right to delete it, or click the trash icon without even thinking.

Thank God for those smart folders right? Well…not really, because nothing has changed, we just hide the emails but not really deal with them. …

Hello world 👋🏽. Here are 16 free tools I use on a daily basis to work remotely and do design stuff — from ideation to handoff designs 🛠.

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Getting Things Done/Design:

Whimsical (Flowcharts)

Figma (Wireframes, prototypes and design systems)

Overflow (User journeys)


Slack or Discord (1-on-1 calls, chat conversations)

WhatsApp Calls (Video calls, group meetings)

Spark Email Client (Clean email inbox, collaboration)

Google Hangouts (Screen shares)

File Management:

Google Drive (Documents, presentations, spreadsheets, shared folders)

Stock Images:

Pixabay/Pexels/Unsplash (Photos)

Getting Things Tracked/Productivity:

Trello (Task tracking, version control)

Teamweek (Week-by-week project visualization, Trello integration, project management)

Toggl (Time tracking)


TransferWise (Free to receive money, low fees to send money)


A year ago, I left almost everything to pursue new dreams, and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.

I am grateful for having the opportunity of a lifetime, for being able to follow my dreams and for being stronger than my fears.

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Water breaks. Sitges, Spain. Mar 3 18

Today is my last day in Berlin. After a year of travels, there are a lot of things I didn’t get to do, but a lot more things I didn’t know I was going to do. I would have never imagined I would be writing this today. And this is how it all began…

Two years ago, I was thinking I needed a change, I was stuck in the same old routine, doing the same every day, not really going anywhere. I was very comfortable, I had all I needed and more. Really, I didn’t have anything to complain about. …

I’ve been working remotely for the whole year while traveling around Europe, and throughout the year I’ve discovered a few useful tools that have become my digital toolset to quickly set up in a new city. I’ve found that not many people know about some of these tools, so I’d like to share them below in case you find yourself being a digital nomad in the future :)

Please note this post is not about what equipment, cameras, laptops, or travel cards to take with you. …

Being a digital nomad in 2018 comes with its pros and cons. Nowadays there are a lot of options to work remotely: from home, from coffee shops and co-working spaces.

The truth is, besides working from home, coffee shops are still the cheapest option in Europe where you can stay for quite a long time and still just order one cup of coffee! — while the average working day price for a co-working space is around 10 euros.

Last August, my partner and I decided to travel to Europe for the entire of 2018, and I’ve been working remotely during this time. …

So what about the 21 Damn Early Days I said I was going to do?

Well, I’ll tell you. For the past 5 days, I’ve woken up around 5:40 AM to dedicate 1 to 2 hours to do something I care about.

Every morning, I receive a message at 4:30 AM from the 21 DED crew asking me to check-in. After every check-in, you get your “daily dose”. A blog post about something motivational and meaningful that will help you stay focused. …

Good morning people!

For those of you who don’t know, 21 Damn Early Days is a program that lasts 21 days (of course), and it helps you get focused on something you want to do. The only commitment is to get up at 4:30 AM.

More of that here: https://www.damnearlydays.com/

I signed up last night at 10 PM and wasn’t sure what to expect. I woke up today to a lovely message at 4:30 AM asking me to check-in. After snoozing the alarm I managed to get out of bed at 5:41 thanks to Nik, who also “enrolled” in the program. …


Bettsina Walkinson

Product designer, post digital nomad, passionate about technology, art and design.

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