1/5 (Sat.) 2018 Year-in-Review! (Host: Kat)

1/5 (Sat.) 2018 Year-in-Review! (Host: Kat)

文章Kat C » 週四 1月 03, 2019 1:16 am

Dear friends,

Happy 2019 to you all! It's an especially good start for me as I celebrate its arrival with our Yoyo family. :D

Let's take this opportunity to reflect back on the major events of 2018, and also share our thoughts and experience of this past year. We'll use games and various discussion formats to make it even more fun!

The links below are a few year-end lists to refresh our memory while learning about some of the "bests." Scan through them and we can get a sense of what had been achieved - or disrupted, where the trends may be headed, or just catch a few memes and viral hits we might have missed. :wink: Enjoy!


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☛ 2018 Year-in-Review:

♦ YouTube Rewind 2018: Celebrating the videos, people, music and moments that defined 2018





♦ Google — Year In Search 2018





Google's Year in Search 2018 Lists: See what was trending in 2018
https://trends.google.com/trends/yis/2018/GLOBAL/


♦ 2018 Word of the Year (Taiwan)
Taiwan’s Year of Reversal (East Asia Forum/Australian National University)
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/12/27 ... -reversal/

♦ 2018 Words of the Year (English)
https://www.indiatoday.in/education-tod ... 2019-01-02

♦ 2018 Taiwan Events (wikipedia)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_in_Taiwan

♦ 2018 World Events (wikipedia)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018

♦ 2018 in 14 Charts (The World Bank)
https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/featu ... -14-charts

♦ 2018 has seen many breakthroughs in science. Choose your 2018 Breakthrough of the Year! (Science Magazine)
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11 ... rough-year

♦ Time Person of the Year: 'The Guardians and the War on Truth' (CNN)
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/11/medi ... index.html

♦ The 10 Best Books of 2018 (New York Times)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/29/book ... books.html

♦ The Best Films of 2018 (Time Out)
https://www.timeout.com/london/film/best-films-of-2018

♦ The Best International TV Series of 2018 (Variety)
https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/intern ... 203089827/



☛ To prepare for the meeting (surely the shortest assignment of the year!) :mrgreen:

Think like an editor-in-chief and write your own headline:
"2018: A Year of/that/when _______________"



Thanks for all the memories. It's going to be another amazing year - because we have us! ❤️



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Re: 1/5 (Sat.) 2018 Year-in-Review! (Host: Kat)

文章Kooper » 週六 1月 05, 2019 11:24 am

I'm not really a guy paying much attention to global events; it's rather challenging for me to make a one-sentence review of 2018. Below are three of my long shots.

2018: A Year of Stalled Progress on Climate
2018: A Year that K-pop Won the World
2018: A Year when #MeToo Reaped the Harvest
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Re: 1/5 (Sat.) 2018 Year-in-Review! (Host: Kat)

文章Kooper » 週六 1月 05, 2019 11:46 am

Among the many links on 2018 year-in-review that Kat shared, my favorite is Year in Review: 2018 in 14 Charts. Its opening paragraph, in particular, is a concise summary that sheds valuable light to us on global trend. Here I quoted as below.

As 2018 comes to an end, extreme poverty is at the lowest level in recorded history but is expected to become increasingly concentrated in one region. A record number of people have been forcibly displaced from their homes, and an influential new report confirms we’re running out of time to limit global warming. Yet, innovation and disruptive technologies are helping to bring clean energy to millions and connecting hundreds of millions of people to the financial system. These 14 charts tell a story about the challenges we face -- and the actions needed to create a more inclusive, sustainable world.
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Re: 1/5 (Sat.) 2018 Year-in-Review! (Host: Kat)

文章Kat C » 週六 1月 05, 2019 2:05 pm

Hi Kooper,

Your writing continues to impress me. It's a pleasure to read it. And I really like your takes on the year!

Here are some sum-ups by the media around the world. I found them quite informative:



2018 was a year the world turned surreal in many ways (San Francisco Chronicle)

2018 was a year marked by political tension in a number of parts of the world and threats to freedom of the press—but was also a year in which people made powerful stands for equality and united in response to natural disasters. (TIME)

2018 was a year of wake-up calls (Toronto Star)

For women in film, 2018 was a year of dirty laundry (The Globe and Mail)

2018 was a year fraught with volatility, characterized by record highs and sharp reversals. (CNBC on US stocks)

2018 was the year of online hate (Washington Post)

2018 was the year I changed my mind (Vox)

2018 was the year that Electrified transportation turned the corner (GreenBiz)

2018 was the year of the woeful world leaders (The Citizen)

2018 Was the Year That Tech Put Limits on AI (WIRED)

2018 Was The Year We Could No Longer Pretend Climate Change Wasn't Happening (ScienceAlert)
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Re: 1/5 (Sat.) 2018 Year-in-Review! (Host: Kat)

文章Kooper » 週日 1月 06, 2019 4:24 pm

Attendees(21): Apple, Catherine, Christine Hsiu, David Jr., Douglas, Felicidad, Gloria, Julian, Kat (host), Ken, Kooper, Leon, Michael, Ryan Hsu, Show, Stephen Chiu, Steve Cheng, Timothy, Tin, Winston, Wu
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