Spotify Wrapped shows once again how much we love roundups

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It’s December, which means we only have a few weeks (maximum) before many start mentally checking out the rest of the year.

social media turns into a collage of travel and family celebrations. E-mails remain unread. Of course it is great time to thinkwhy Lists and summaries are so popular.

As Gavia wrote earlier this week, Spotify packed informed people about her state of mind in 2022. It also, as usual, led to a lot memes about whether Wrapped existed for other platforms and apps. Or if it could track the time you’ve spent spent on theories related to TV shows.

That mood is clear: We don’t like it when apps collect information about usbut we like to know how many hours we spent listen to an artist or watch a TV show again. Some of us record our days in journals or bullet journals, but there are much information about our daily lives that we don’t document. So it’s nice when an app does the hard work for us.

But data tracking is not always an accurate representation Who are you; for example if you share an account with a family member, it throws off your algorithm. Still, this week’s Spotify Wrapped drop left people wondering why other popular apps, such as Netflix and youtubenot to offer detailed summaries at the end of the year. Sure, we could look at our watch history and make our own assessment, but where’s the fun in that?

Why it matters

This year was chaotic for social apps. Instagram has turned into a platform for most Shopping and Reelsleading some people to call it a dying app. Twitter is, well, currently go through many changes because of his new leadership. And people keep testing new platforms.

It’s helpful to get a personalized summary of how we’ve spent our time with an app reminds us how we use these apps, and in turn encourages us to reevaluate how we’ve spent our time doing it. I am personally for it of more Wrapped-like features in other apps. As long as nobody tells me how long I’ve been scrolling.

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*Initial publication: December 3, 2022 at 6:00 am CST

Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly is culture editor at Daily Dot. She previously worked at Ars Technica and Wired. Her writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.

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