Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Wikilife cost? Wikilife is a FREE, purely altruistic project that is supported 100% by donations.
Who supports Wikilife? Wikilife is entirely supported by private donors and are currently reaching out to institutional donors to help expand our project to more users. If you would like to make a contribution to our project, click here.
Why should I log my life?
Using Wikilife to log health and lifestyle activity helps individuals become more conscious of their lifestyle, and enables you to reflect and compare trends in your lifestyle with other users. As you log different aspects of your life you might discover interesting relationships between them. For example, you may find that you'll consume more carbs on days that you have meetings with your boss.
Wikilife can help you learn what makes you feel good and what doesn't by providing you with real-time data about your lifestyle that empowers you to make better decisions.
What I am supposed to log? We encourage you to log difference aspects of your life (nutrition, physical activity, physiological activity, sex life, drug use, etc. ) and everything else that comprises your unique profile.
How often should I log my activity? As often as you can! The more you activity you log, the better Wikilife is able to provide crucial research data to the global medical community. Logging different aspects of your lifestyle may reveal interesting trends in your activities. For example, you may find that you consume more carbs on the days that you have meetings with your boss. You can see a description of the categories here.
How do I log a meal, exercise, medicine or other lifestyle activities? We currently provide an intuitive, textual-based interface that detects probable matches as soon as you start typing. Notice that if you select an item from our database, the log is updated with more information. For example, if you select a food item from our database, you will get nutritional information.
How do i log several items? If the items go together (such as components of a meal), you can enter them in a single log. However, if the items belong to different categories, then we recommend entering them them one a time since we organize the statistics based on categories.
Who owns the data? You are the sole proprietor of your data. You can download your data at any time (we support different formats). You can also ask us to delete your data at any time.
How my data is anonymous? Wikilife will never ask for personal identifiable information like name, email address, social security number or street address. We assist and encourage our users to keep their data anonymous and value their privacy. You are the only one who can access your data, and it remains anonymous to everyone else. Wikilife is constantly developing new ways to help users keep their data anonymous. We also understand that users may mistakenly enter identifiable information, and have automatic checks in place for detecting these occurances.
How is my data shared? Because Wikilife is an open-source project, we make all data accessible to anyone at any time. Your data is anonymous to EVERYONE (except yourself) and is available for download in multiple formats.
How is my data safe? The encrypted database is constantly being backed up and available to you at anytime. You can request to delete your data at any time.
Will you sell my data? No, we will never sell your data to anyone. Wikilife is a purely altruistic project and is supported entirely by donations.
Can someone track me by filtering the data? We are committed to keeping all data anonymous and ensure that we return data from more than one user when people browse or download the data.
How do I delete my profile? Just ask us! You are the owner of your data and can ask us to delete it at any time. We will make sure it is completely deleted, even from backups.