Reflect on 2013 as if it were an awards ceremony. Below are some “awards” that you can grab as text, then fill in the answers in regular case text so the award names stand out in all caps. Do it as a note, series of tweets, or something to share. Leave out and add what you want to customize to illustrate and share what you want of your 2013 year in review. I guarantee you it’ll be far more interesting than anything Facebook or any other site would come up with for your Year in Review summary!
Leave your note as a draft if you need more than one sitting to fill it all in. It could be a lot of thinking for some people to get some of these answers!
GISHWHES, or The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt The World Has Ever Seen!, is a global community of individuals (94 countries and growing!) that “gather” online once a year, form international teams, and then go out into the real world and create “art” the likes of which the world has never seen.
One of the things that come from this is people reaching out to other people. New friendships, or just Facebook friendships, are born as a result. I think they should award a point for every one new friend made. Cap it at something like 50 and have people document it somehow. It’s not a lot of points, and probably hardly even worth the effort. However, it’s an easy 50 points and the true value lies in reiterating to people that they just made 50 new friends because of the contest!
There might be a Guiness World Record in there somewhere, too, I’d bet, if the documentation is done reasonably well enough. Helps earn and validate the points.
Don’t you think that’s worth the 50 points?
Facebook has been rolling out options of actions, feelings and such with their status updates for a little while now. However, as anything with a choice, there are limitations. That said, there are a fair number of choices with the feelings from which you can choose, but they are still pretty generic. Fortunately, Facebook has allowed users to add their own feelings. That’s my challenge to you, should you want to accept it.
Happy Boxing Day, everyone! Aren’t you glad we no longer live in the Dark Ages, when people used to put on boxing gloves and fight others who got gifts they wanted but didn’t get from Santa? Villagers used to gather to watch these extravaganzas where the winner took home gifts, Instagramming photos via Twitter, not having much else to do. And that’s where Boxing Day got its name.
JUST KIDDING! There was no Instagram in the Dark Ages, of course! ;-)
Something not as funny is when people post songs stuck in their heads on Facebook. It’s a good thing it doesn’t play as their friends see the status update link, but they likely know the song. If it were to get stuck in their heads as well, just a reminder of the song would do it, never mind actually hearing it. But if they haven’t heard of the song and are curious of what it is, they could be in for a nasty surprise after what may be an initial laugh that the song is stuck in someone else’s head.
So what I want to know is whether you think people should post “earworm” songs stuck in their heads on Facebook? They could be spreading their temporary insanity on to others, you know!
Take the poll below. Leave a comment. Maybe even be annoying and post a song stuck in your head right now or recently. ;-)
Facebook has a new feature for its users. It’s called the Year in Review, and it features your Top 20 Moments from some algorithm Facebook generates from your profile. You may have seen it, or not have it yet, as it seems to be a gradual rollout. So look for it if you have not!
Just go to your profile. On the right hand side of where your wall starts, there should be a “2012″ graphic and link to click on to see your top moments from 2012. A whole page is dedicated to it!