Monday, December 13, 2010

The Year In Status

While I am not a fan of the way that Facebook has cannibalized the internet, it has been good for some things. Friends can post pictures once so others can check at their leisure. It has also unleashed people's creativity, albeit in bite-sized doses. For all the Facebook apps that I want nothing to do with (Farmville, Mafia Wars, etc) there's something clever like the above: a random overview of my status updates for this past year. It's particularly handy, given the fact that I often can't remember what I've done last week, let alone for the last year, so reactions like "When did I see Fountains of Wayne?" are not surprising. What is surprising is how many of these posts deal with death, either directly or subtly. On the other hand, anyone who has perused this blog might notice that the only time I have anything to say is when I want to say "miss you."


Mom said...

I thought it was very interesting, John, but how do you do it? Do they select the comments or do you? I noticed that Katie had also posted one and I am curious as to how it is done.

the hanged man said...

If you click on someone's "My Year In Status - 2010"" on Facebook, it should take you to a page where you will see "Create Your Own" towards the top of the page. Click on that and it's just a few easy steps.

They choose which of your status updates to feature, but I believe you have to option to change.

Erin said...

My personal favorite is, "There is no need for it to be 83 degrees at midnight." I picture you wearing a seersucker suit while saying it.