As the year comes to a close, everyone, for once, would like to go into flashback mode and introspect on the way the year has treated them. For many, social media has been a big help because one can archive significant moments there. Similarly, social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have created rewind videos which will remind you of all that dominated social media through the year.
#YouTubeRewind seems more like a puzzle. It is a video collage of some of the known faces like those of YouTube stars and a lot of unfamiliar faces with a backdrop of some of the most popular songs of the year like ‘Lean On’ and ‘Cheerleader’. It even has the ‘white/gold or blue/black’ dress which actually has nothing much to do with YouTube but most people will be able to relate to it.
Twitter’s video rewinds the year in its true sense, going down the memory lane looking at some of the memorable moments on its platform. The year 2015 saw huge support from people with the #PrayForParis when the city was attacked by terrorists in November, #JeSuisCharlie during the Charlie Hebdo attacks supporting the victims, #IStandWithAhmed when a US-based Muslim boy was accused of taking a bomb to school in September. Well, Twitter did not get all serious this year. On the fun side, people loved talking about Caitlyn Jenner, the world’s most famous transgender woman, and the infamous dress which forced people to rethink whether they were indeed colour-blind.
— Twitter (@twitter) December 7, 2015
Facebook’s year-end video is a rather simple and classic visual of the most talked-about things on the website through the year. The US presidential election campaign, November 13 attacks in Paris, Syrian Civil War and Refugee Crisis, Nepal Earthquake, the SC ruling on gay marriage, fight against ISIS are among many subjects that Facebook has listed.