Facebook’s users are today revelling in nostalgia following the introduction of a year in review feature which allows them to see exactly how much of the past 12 months they have wasted on the social network instead of out collecting experience and furthering their knowledge of the wider world.
The platform, which aggregates users’ most popular images into a single searchable album, depicts individuals in various locations with their eyes clamped firmly on their smartphones, oblivious to their wider surroundings.
“I love this” said user Karen Sutherland. “Look here’s one of me at dinner with my boyfriend in August. He was trying to connect on an emotional level and I was checking status updates from this girl who I sort of half met once and didn’t really like. The memory is priceless and I have only Facebook to thank for it.”
Facebook is overjoyed at the warm reception the new feature is getting. “Having reduced most of our users’ years to dank pits of status anxiety, self-questioning and constant comparison, we thought the best thing now would be to make them relive those experiences” said CEO Mark Zuckerburg.
“Happy new year from Facebook!”