year in review
Year in Review is a feature on some silos (like Facebook) as well as being a special kind of article on some IndieWeb sites that summarizes important aspects of the past year. In some sense these posts are derivative of and similar to handwritten letters that families might include in annual holiday cards sent to families and friends detailing their major annual updates.
- 1 How to
- 2 IndieWeb Examples
- 3 Silo Examples
- 4 See Also
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Zoetica Ebb published a "Year in Review for 2015:
- 2015-12-22 Disembarking the Torpedo: Goodbye 2015
Eric A. Meyer has been posting "Year in Review" posts since at least 2015:
- 2015-12-24 A “Year in Review” Review
which itself discusses Facebook's feature of the same name.
Ben Werdmüller has been posting "Year in Review" posts since at least 2015:
- 2015-12-28 My 2016 year in review
Ariel Waldman published a "Year in Review for 2015:
- 2016-01-02 2015
Willow Bl00 published a "Year in Review for 2015:
- 2016-01-09 2015 in review
Chris Aldrich published an IndieWeb-specific "Year in Review" on his anniversary
- http://boffosocko.com/2017/04/25/today-is-my-third-indieweb-anniversary/ Today is my Third IndieWeb Anniversary]
Aaron Parecki published a Year in Review post for 2017
gRegor Morrill published a post with some of his 2017 highlights
Jeremy Keith published 2018 in numbers which details the number of posts and lots of rich data about his website (along with sparklines). The bottom of his post also includes links to several others' Year in Review articles.
Facebook has a "Your Year in Review" feature
Year in review prompt on your Facebook timeline, screenshot from Eric Meyer's post.
Goodreads gives users a "Year in Books" that recaps their year's reading progress of what they read as well as the books they finished. Typically email reminders are sent out in early December, but the review page auto refreshes based on data updates at future times. Example: https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2018?int=YYiB18_sa
Pocket regularly emails out (semi-private, but shareable) links to users to recap how many words they read during the year and the rough equivalent in number of books. They also advertise most popularly bookmarked articles and other discovery related features. Here's an example of one such year in review post from Chris Aldrich
Strava annually creates a "Year in Sport" film for your profile, go to the year.strava.com to view it, e.g.:
- https://2017.strava.com/ (at some point they dropped it! "2017 Year in Sport videos are no longer available.")
Uber emailed out a "2018 year in review" on 2019-01-04 that was nearly devoid of content.
- Number of days since joining Uber, end of year rider rating - neither of which are specific to just last year
The rest of their email was about *their* overall year in review (not personal at all)
Can be accessed here: https://www.swarmapp.com/user/year-in-review/2018
Shows counts for check-ins, categories and New Places. Then below that there is a map showing all check-ins and top 5 lists of categories and places.
- on this day
- Issue: Cruel reminders like examples in 2014-12-29 The Guardian: Facebook apologises over 'cruel' Year in Review clips
- best nine
- annual report
- Sam Anderson created a year in review of all the books he read in 2010 (though sadly not on his own website), but did it using photos of annotations he made in the books he read: A Year in Marginalia: Sam Anderson
- Criticism: 2021-08-03 Buzzfeed: My Phone Doesn’t Realize My Mother Is Dead
My phone doesn’t realize my mother is dead. It decided to feature these photos in my year in review, queued up to soothing music. It doesn’t know that these are memories I choose to revive sparingly.Emphasis added.