Along with lining up resolutions to carry out in 2016—change jobs, get a promotion, join a gym, call your mom more often—the end of the year is also a time to reflect on what you’ve done, where you’ve been, and where you’re going.
It is also, it turns out, a fine time to take stock of how impactful your social media presence was and get intel on how you can make it even stronger next year. Enter: ThinkUp, a service that purports to not only archive your various social media postings, but also to analyze them—revealing curious tidbits such as what your best social media hours are, how many hours you’ve spent tweeting, and how many followers you have compared to, say, the number of people that attended the first Rolling Stone concert. As you can imagine, some of the information could prove to be an invaluable career booster—or at least provide an entertaining midday distraction.
No, seriously. While you probably have a general idea which of your posts this year got the most likes, comments, or shares (did you get married? Buy a house? Move across the country for a job?), you don’t, in fact, know the half of it.
We decided to test this out with The Muse and received an email with interesting data—as well as a few fun facts, such as the below:
If your social media presence and following are closely scrutinized by a boss or, maybe more importantly, the hiring manager of your dream company, it’s a handy tool that could change the way you take to tweeting or Instagramming in the new year. But, no matter what your reason for using social media is—be it strictly for work purposes, just for kicks, or to obtain information on what’s going on around you without officially opening up a newspaper—this is bound to provide insight (as well as a few interesting tidbits) you’d otherwise have no way of knowing.
Stacey Lastoe is the Senior Editor/Writer of The Muse. She started writing short stories in the second grade and is immensely grateful to have the opportunity to write and edit professionally. Her work has appeared in YouBeauty, Refinery29, A Practical Wedding, Runner's World online, and The Billfold among other publications. She enjoys running and eating in equal measure and lives with her husband and dog in Brooklyn. All three of them are avid New York Mets fans. Say hello on @stacespeaks.More from this Author