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Steve Jobs vs. Kim Jong-il: Ranking The Famous Deaths of 2011 Steve Jobs vs. Kim Jong-il: Ranking The Famous Deaths of 2011
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While most of us come and leave this world with little fanfare, there are those among us whose passing, especially if untimely, captures hearts and headlines around the world. The death of a celebrity, or prominent public figure, just does …

Android & iPhone Offer Time Square App For NYE Android & iPhone Offer Time Square App For NYE

Watching television can be really tough sometimes. Watching television can be especially tough on New Year’s Eve. You gotta open your eyes, look in a direction and continue looking in that direction as you wait for the Times Square ball …

Top TV Ads of 2011 According to Nielsen Top TV Ads of 2011 According to Nielsen

Nielsen has released a few top ten lists for the top TV ads of the year. The top most-liked new ad was from Volkswagen, and its Passat ad featuring a little boy dressed as Darth Vader. Here’s a look at …

According To Bing, 46% Of Men Plan To Dress Like George Clooney For New Year’s According To Bing, 46% Of Men Plan To Dress Like George Clooney For New Year’s

Bing recently put out its list of top searches for 2011. Now, they’re sharing results from a survey about what people thought about 2011, as well as the year ahead. This is a survey of 1,000 U.S. adults. See if …

The Best Fails of 2011 The Best Fails of 2011

Earlier, Josh detailed the most-watched YouTube videos of 2011, and while that list is indeed eye-opening, especially in regards to the music tastes of YouTube viewers, it was missing something crucial: A video featuring the best fails of 2011. While …

Look Into The Future With IBM’s 5-in-5 Tech Predictions Look Into The Future With IBM’s 5-in-5 Tech Predictions

Every year since 2006, IBM has released a “Five-In-Five” list that details their predictions for the future of technology. Basically, IBM picks five innovations that will impact the way we live in the next five years. This year, they look …

Green Scrapbook: The Year In Environment-Friendly Search Trends Green Scrapbook: The Year In Environment-Friendly Search Trends

Going green was a pretty sexy topic in 2011 and lots of people got down with the movement. Some people chose to raise chickens in their back yard. Some may have started taking recycling more seriously. Maybe there were even …

Blog Services: The Good & The Bad Of 2011 Blog Services: The Good & The Bad Of 2011
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One of the hallmarks of the Internet experience in 2011 is the towering amount of blogs that are out there, waiting to be read by any online flaneur with some time to kill. The nice thing about blogs is that …

Latest Google Zeitgeist Proves 2011 Belonged To Rebecca Black Latest Google Zeitgeist Proves 2011 Belonged To Rebecca Black
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Google year-end Zeitgeist for 2011 has gone live, and besides boasting a new look, complete with new, more interactive presentation of its findings; and while the new shine improves the look and feel, their findings are what we are really …

Facebook: #1 Tech Company To Work For in 2012 Facebook: #1 Tech Company To Work For in 2012

It probably won’t require any dexterous tricks of imagination to believe this statement: Facebook has been named the best tech company to work for in 2012, according to Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards. As if that glimpse into the Facebook …

Time Person Of The Year 2011: Reactions Time Person Of The Year 2011: Reactions

Time Magazine revealed this morning its choice to be Person Of The Year, the honor they give to the person, whether literal or abstract, to be the most influence over the course of events in the past year. This year’s …

Google Panda, Google+, and Other Search Events of 2011 Google Panda, Google+, and Other Search Events of 2011
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It’s hard to believe that 2011 is drawing to a close, but it is. That said, if you could sum up the search industry over the course of the year in one word, what would it be? According to search veteran Bruce Clay, that word is “turmoil.”

Skyrim: Most Played Video Game In 2011 By Individual Gamers Skyrim: Most Played Video Game In 2011 By Individual Gamers
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Many are heralding 2011 as one of the greatest years in video games history, though the ornery old-school gamer in me believes 1996 still holds that title. However, it’s hard to argue against the likes of: Battlefield 3, Elder Scrolls …

The Last of Us: The PS3 Exclusive Being Announced at VGAs The Last of Us: The PS3 Exclusive Being Announced at VGAs
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Uh, so it looks like PS3 owners will be playing through a post-apocalyptic world in the upcoming exclusive – The Last of Us. Will the apocalypse be caused by ants or plants? Maybe all of this is to simply throw …

Top 10 Internet Memes of 2011 Top 10 Internet Memes of 2011
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What do you remember most about 2011? So far, we’ve looked at the most tweeted events, Facebook’s top status trends, celebrities who joined Twitter, Twitter’s top topics and hashtags, Yahoo’s most searched items, AOL/Ask’s most searched for items, and Bing’s most searched for items. So, that leaves the top Internet memes of the year.

Rap/Hip-Hop Gets No Love From Amazon’s Best Music Of 2011 Rap/Hip-Hop Gets No Love From Amazon’s Best Music Of 2011
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Amazon released its Best of 2011 selections for music today which, undoubtedly, will ignite a fury of Internet commenters to opine and whine about why certain albums are so high and why certain singles don’t even appear on the list. …

The Most Tweeted Events of 2011 The Most Tweeted Events of 2011

Twitter continues its series of year-end reflections with a look at the tweets per second during various events throughout the year. Previously we looked at the Twitter story of a homeless man being reunited with his daughter, the top trending …

Facebook’s Top Status Trends of 2011 Facebook’s Top Status Trends of 2011
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Now it’s Facebook’s turn to talk about the trends it has seen over the course of 2011, and considering how many people are on Facebook, and how often they’re on it, this might be the most telling list yet of …

Celebrities on Twitter: Who Joined in 2011? Celebrities on Twitter: Who Joined in 2011?

Here we looked at the top topics and hashtags on Twitter in 2011. We also looked at Twitter’s story about reconnecting a homeless man and his daughter as part of the company’s year-in-review. Also as part of the 2011 review, …

iPhone Tops Yahoo’s 2011 Most Searched List iPhone Tops Yahoo’s 2011 Most Searched List

First we looked at Bing’s 2011 round-up of top searches. Then it was Ask and AOL. Now it’s Yahoo’s turn. It was the iPhone that apparently captured the hearts of most Yahoo searchers. Even more so than Kim Kardashian. “For …

Top Searches & Questions of 2011 (According to ASK & AOL) Top Searches & Questions of 2011 (According to ASK & AOL)

Earlier this week, we looked at Bing’s year-end round-up (be it a little early) of the top searches of 2011. And the lists continue as today both AOL and Ask released their versions. Ask’s fittingly come in the form of …