Thanks to Twitter’s analytics tools, users can take a look at their top tweets, top mentions, top followers and other vanityesque metrics (which, we’re told, can be dangerous if misused or misinterpreted). It’s a fun stroll down a virtual memory lane. It’s also instructive, as it provides some indication of what got traction in the ephemeral social mediasphere, and perhaps offers some clues as to why.
Here are 16 of the most viewed, shared or otherwise referenced tweets (mentions, etc.) by or about me of 2016.
Top media tweet (announcing Missouri S&T’s brand refresh):
Top mention (on the occasion of my 25th anniversary at Missouri S&T):
Top media tweet (in recognition of National Grammar Day):
Top card tweet (a reference to one of my 2016 book reviews, courtesy of @bloghighed):
Top media tweet (about a blog post):
Top mention (in reference to an impending AP Stylebook decision to lowercase “internet”; thanks, @alumnifutures):
Top media tweet (at the height of the Pokemon Go craze):
Top card tweet (flogging yet another blog post):
Top media tweet (the Donald makes an appearance):
Top media tweet (baseball-related):
Top media tweet (before reality set it):
Top mention (from #AMAHigherEd conference):
So there you have it. A glimpse into my 2016 digital life in 16 tweets. I’m not sure what it all means, but it must mean something.