You’ve probably seen your Spotify Wrapped by now. Honestly, big fan of my 2020 playlist – even though it’s slightly embarrassing – but I’m left wondering what a year in review would look like if we branched out towards other platforms.
Sadly, my bank in the UK does a year in review. While I don’t need to be reminded of how much I’ve spent on takeout coffee this year, I’m truly glad I’ve mustered up enough will and discipline to save £2 this year. What an achievement. My bank also tells me what my favorite grocery store was, where I ordered the most takeout, and other abysmal information that I honestly don’t need. But imagine if your LinkedIn gave you a year in review of how many jobs you glanced at and didn’t apply for because of a single look at the requirements? What if Facebook told you how often you were tagged in photos that you just didn’t need circulating the internet?
Personally, I’d love to see a year in review – a word cloud, if you will – of every word I’ve uttered throughout the year. That would be astonishing. Perhaps this is why people journal, but the year-in-review options are endless. What did we eat the most of this year? How much time did we spend sleeping? While I fully recognize that these stream-of-consciousness thoughts might evoke a bit of existential worry, it would be majorly interesting to see what we actually accomplished in this fascinating year laid out for us.
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