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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Reflecting on 2013 through Social Media

As each year comes to a close, we all tend to get reflective. We look back on the past 12 months and think about what we've done, what we've accomplished and set goals for the new year. More and more recently, social media has stepped up to help us with this charge. From Facebook to Google+, there are now more ways to visually reflect on your trip around the sun.

Here are some interesting year-in-review social media recaps you can explore:

Another interesting thing I started doing... which isn't really about reflecting on my entire year but more my recent activity, is to explore which sites I've been visiting most frequently by checking out my OmniBox's auto-fill. I just typed in a, then b, then c, etc and saw what popped up!

So, here they are:

A ausl-chicago.org/schools
B bit.ly
C calendar.google.com
D drive.google.com
E evite.com
F facebook.com
G gmail.com
H hapara.com
I imdb.com
J jerryssandwiches.com
K kayak.com
L linkedin.com
M maps.google.com
N newyorktimes.com
O opentable.com
P plus.google.com
Q quadblogging.net
R realtimeboard.com
S schoology.com
T twitter.com
U united.com
V volume.itunes.apple.com
W wallet.google.com
X ---
Y youtube.com
Z zaption.com

Hope you enjoy reviewing your year and recent activity. Here's to a Happy New Year for all!


  1. Hi Jennie,

    Thanks for the inspiration! After reading your reflection and Karl Lindgren-Streicher's, I wrote my own 2013 omnibox reflection: http://elementaryedtech.com/2013/12/31/my-year-in-the-chrome-omnibox/

    Happy New Year!

  2. Jennie-

    Thanks for the inspiration - after reading this I did my own year in Chrome reflection: http://historywithls.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-omnibox-my-year-on-chrome.html

    What a great idea!

  3. You inspired me too, Jennie! http://www.mauilibrarian2.com/2013/12/my-year-in-social-media-and-what-my.html Fun!

  4. Happy New Year to you Jennie! You inspired me to do a little Omniboxing too!