It’s that time of year when we look backwards and forwards, rather like Janus, in order to reflect on the three usability questions of life: Where are am? Where have I been? Where am I going? And then armed with new data, and feeling older and wiser, we can give thanks and do it all again in 2017.
My top 10 blogs of 2016
- Maslow’s hierarchy of social media
- User motivation: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
- Katie Hopkins #fatstory one year on
- Storytelling: Narrative, Databases, and Big Data
- Fifty shades of my grey hair
- Conformity: The social animal on social media (2)
- Prejudice: The social animal on social media (7)
- Why my coffee machine is so sexy
- Storytelling and embodiment: The stories we tell ourselves
- Social Cognition: The social animal on social media (4)
In 2016, I had a mind map of all the blogs I wanted to write in order to put together a book. So, it is nice to see that some of these topics are in my Top 10: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and social media, which describes our motivations for doing what we do. And, storytelling and databases, which is basically humans doing what we do with computers, online in a digital landscape.
Occasionally, I feel compelled to write about other subjects, like Katie Hopkins being mean and shouty, or me not wanting to dye my hair anymore and what does it mean to be grey. As it turns out, these are subjects that other people want to think about too, sometimes more so than computers (What? I don’t believe it!).
Online or off, we are all the same: human and sometimes in need of a bit of a me too, yes I feel that way too, it’s ok. On top of that, we all like a good story well told, especially if it will help us clarify something about ourselves.
I love blogging, it helps me understand myself and figure out how I feel about life and I have loved writing every single blog this year (all 39 of them). I just can’t wait to do it all again in 2017.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!