It’s that time of the year when everyone seems to be writing blog posts to reflect on the year that’s about to end.
All very well if you have some time on your hands or lots to say. But what if you’re busy on New Years Eve or need to remind yourself what’s happened for you, let alone other people?
Facebook’s year in review feature used to be a bit ropey, to say the least. But the days of an animated firework display behind a post about your Nan passing away are gone, mainly because you can edit the timeline before allowing it to be published to your feed.
These are a great way of stringing together your chosen twitter highlights for the year (or, if you’re reading this in the middle of August, showcasing an event or project).
Even the Queen is on the case:
Instagram will pick your most popular photos of the year and turn them in to a collage. Great if you’re happy with everything you posted, less useful if your most popular photo is a pile of old bicycle parts.
Yes, Storify is still around and as brilliant as ever. If you have a little more time to spare and want to cherry pick the best from your social media (and blog, website or other online) activity, then this is the tool.
Think of it as the modern equivalent to those family round-up letters you used to see from other parents.
Happy 2017 ?