monthly recap (AKA month in review) is a post that summarizes your posts from the previous (typically Gregorian) month, that some silos like Swarm automatically generate for you and allow you to cross-post to other silos.
The key aspect of a monthly recap is the recap, which distinguishes it from monthly archives, though a monthly archive could provide a recap at the top as a summary.
Summaries can be accessed by clicking on a month in the archive page.
Eddie Hinkle has automatic monthly recaps on separate pages. A couple of examples are:
Right now nothing specifically links to the summaries, but they can be access when a user removes the post day, index and post type from a post's permalink. (A post has the permalink of https://eddiehinkle.com/2017/06/30/1/article/ so if you remove 30/1/article, you reach the month summary that contains that post). I also had day summary and year summary pages available at the same url structure.
One thing to note is that the map of checkins is actually just a png image, so it is marked up with a u-photo. An eventual text-based summary will be created so someone could follow my monthly recaps rather than my individual posts.
Swarm automatically generates a monthly recap and notifies you when it's ready.
Notification when it's ready (apparently 2 days after the month), on lock screen, and in notifications list in app:
Screens from monthly recap post:
- show a map with all of the locations (all checkins, or all posts with location for that month)
- most liked photo (or top 3?) of that month
- most responded to post (or top 3) of that month (e.g. article with the most comments)