It’s that special time of year when people reflect, looking back on the accomplishments of the past. But in an era of information overload and short 140-character Tweets, it can be difficult to actually sift through the clutter of what really happened.
Never fear. Twitter has partnered with Portland-based Vizify to create a personalized timeline, which not only shows the month-to-month activity, but your top Tweets. Here’s mine, broken down by topics like “startups” and “Microsoft.”
“Your Year on Twitter is an instant interactive infographic that shows tweeters their own 2012 tweeting trends, Golden Tweet, and more,” explains Vizify CEO Todd Silverstein. “It’s a fun and easy way to reflect and and look back at the the words and topics that made the most impact on you this year.”
Of course, since I sent hundreds of Tweets over the past year, I had to take a look. And, as you can see in the image above, my Tweet from the Grow Conference in Vancouver, B.C. about venture capitalist Dave McClure took home top honors. (Full story: “Dave McClure is ripping VCs again: They’re f***ing arrogant and stupid a**holes”)
You can think of this as your own yearbook for what you did on Twitter, a trip down your personal 140-character memory lane.
Vizify, a TechStars Seattle grad backed by a group of angels that includes GeekWire Chairman Jonathan Sposato and others, got introduced to Twitter after a design intern for the social media powerhouse heard other staffers at Twitter talking about the year-end project. The intern had already set up a Vizify profile, and suggested that it might be a good option.
Twitter rolled out the new feature today in combination with its own end-of-year package in which it showed some of the top trends on the social network this year — including top comments like Barack Obama’s historic “Four More Years” Tweet and Green Bay Packers’ lineman blistering Tweet after their controversial loss to the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field: “Fuck it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.” Twitter also mentions some of the top hashtags here.