2012 review: what you may have missed
2012 was an interesting year… lots of things happened and lots of things changed. Whether you have been keeping your hand on the pulse of the events or not, here’s a review of what happened in 2012 with life, universe and everything (ok, maybe not everything, but everything important to the global web community).
To begin with, here’s Google’s list of the top 10 trending news of 2012:
And here are some interesting stats of 2012:
In her presentation on the current State of the Web, Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker talked about the trends and forces which shaped our life in 2012. Here are some highlights of the year’s most important developments:
2012 was the year of Barrack Obama’s reelection, Gangnam Style, hurricane Sandy, London Olympics, Draw Something, Curiosity rover landing on Mars, Facebook IPO, iPhone 5, skydive from space, Facebook timeline, Android Market becoming Google Play, Microsoft launchingWindows 8, Encyclopedia Britannica becoming digital-only after 244 years in print, internet censorship debates over SOPA and PIPA, KONY, Google Glasses, European Football Championship held in Ukraine, Grumpy Cat meme (the one below is probably the most popular one), Tiesto’s live performance on Twitter, Facebook acquisition of Instagram and blocking of The Pirate Bay.
Wondering what 2013 will bring about!
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