HOME / The Hive : Collective wisdom. Data for a Better Planet How should we use data to improve our lives? By Michael Agger|Updated Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at 6:52 AM Tweet Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all The Hive articles. Follow the Life section. Follow stories by Michael Agger. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Rule No. 1 for Female Academics: Don’t Have a Baby Sesame Street Creates a Muppet Whose Dad Is in Jail. Way Too Many Kids Relate. Here's What It Looks Like When a Technology Actually Dies Michael Agger is a Slate senior editor. Follow him on Twitter. E-mail him at Michaelagger1@gmail.com. Illustration by Robert Neubecker. Click here to load comments.