December 31, 2011

2011 Is Ending

Goodbye 2011.

50 Economic Numbers From 2011 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe
Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse

The Space Shuttle program ended.
There's nothing to replace it.

Google Nails 2011: Portrait of a Banner Year
Larry Page, CEO of the Year

The 9 Oddest Job Interview Questions Asked at Tech Companies in 2011

Notable tech products of 2011, from iPhone 4S to Spotify

Tablets: an Android 2011 Retrospective

Who Won 2011?
Twitter. A few years ago, the platform was new. Then it became fun. Then it became addictive.

In 2011, it simply became important.

Yes, the platform is a one-stop shop for pretty much anything you want (or don't want), but there's no glossing over the fact that some of the year's biggest events would be drastically different if Twitter did not exist. Between the Osama bin Laden raid (accidentally live-tweeted by Sohaib Athar), the Japan Tsunami (with Twitter serving as a primary form of communication between survivors and the world), and the Tunisian Revolution (citizens Tweeting anything from the location of snipers to places to get medical attention), the platform truly became the medium for communication in 2011.

From a year ago:

11 Things Americans Will Be Doing in Space in 2011

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