Probably most of us eavesdrop, usually involuntarily. On the bus or while standing in line. Sometimes we eavesdrop intentionally, e.g. when we want to find out who our partner is talking to on the phone and on what subject. I would like to point out that in my relationship, fortunately, there is no jealousy 😉
I collected data the classic way. I had a reminder on the phone every hour and I was writing down current “eavesdrops” along with a short description: place, format and whether they were intentional or accidental. I collected much less data than I thought, only 17 records. I suspected there would be many more.
I focused on the chronology and emphasised the division into intentional and unintentional eavesdropping, which I considered the most valuable insight.
Klaudia approached the subject in a completely different way. Ah… this pandemic is sparking creativity. Valuable and interesting statistics, good advertising for the audiobook provider;)
Highly interesting. How often do I eavesdrop, accidentally or deliberately? Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, I work from home and spend little time in public places. Data collected this week would not be representative of any other time in my life.
I started to wonder about alternative meanings of the word “eavesdropping”. Listening to audiobooks, which often accompanies me in the mornings and evenings, is also a form of eavesdropping on the lives of fictional characters. So this week I focused on audiobooks.
I made sure that the Storytel app, which I have been using a lot recently, makes available data from the previous week.
I really like to see data visualizations on the same topic shown side by side. This week I showed little creativity as I simply redrew the graphs from Storytel. However, that was the goal and I am pleased with the result. The only thing that surprised me was how much time I spend listening to books. To be honest I was listening to a very engaging story last week…
It’s nice that Jakub managed to collect real data about eavesdropping. I suspect that if the Dear Data project took place in ordinary times, my “work” category would also be the biggest one.