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Facebook’s annual ‘Year In Review’ arrives amid resounding groans

Can we fast-forward to 2017 already?


Christina Bonnington


Posted on Dec 8, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 10:28 am CDT

For many, 2016 has been a year we’d rather forget. Unfortunately Facebook, purveyor of fake news and sometimes Debbie Downer of the internet, hasn’t gotten the memo. Today, the company unleashed its annual “Year in Review” videos to its users, but a number of people have already taken to social media to complain about their video’s lackluster, insensitive, or forgettable moments.

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So naturally, folks who haven’t been able to view their own video yet aren’t too upset. 

Of course, that’s not the case for everyone. Some have taken to Twitter to genuinely thank Facebook for their Year in Review video (and share it again, too). 

The video does share an interesting stat, though: how many things you’ve liked on Facebook over the calendar year. 

For comparison, I liked more than 5,000 posts, photos, and articles on the social network, according to my Year in Review, which was a slideshow of mostly selfies and photos I’d been tagged in.  

To view your own Year in Review video, you can click here

H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Dec 8, 2016, 2:18 pm CST