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December 31, 2011

A Look Back At 2011

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This Year’s Highlights

I figured that attempting to feature all of this year’s highlights on a single post in grave detail would be a rather ambitious feat. Thus, here’s somewhat of an all-encompassing retrospective account merely scratching the surface and outlining just some of the most talked about moments of 2011.

Dozens of Top/Hottest/Best/Worst ___ of 2011 lists have been permeating the web in former weeks, each summarizing the highlights of the past year. From top-charting musical artists, to box office flicks, to various sports victories, to YouTube viral sensations, to social media trends, to natural calamities and beyond, this year was jam-packed with countless notable events that will forever be embedded in our minds.

There are many clever and innovative ways to measure, capture and illustrate the best of the best in a single year. Aficionados, enthusiasts and fans alike had carefully kept their finger on the pulse of the hottest trends as the year unfolded. Here are some of my personal favourite representations of 2011′s focal points. Each of them are extremely creative, very entertaining, vivid and detailed. There’s sure to be at least one that will resonate with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. 2011 throwback: commence.

Google Zeitgeist 2011: How the World Searched

2011 trending topics in under 3 minutes? You best believe it. Watch this video and relive those events.

Zeitgeist sorted billions of Google searches to capture the year’s 10 fastest-rising global queries and the rest of the spirit of 2011.

United State of Pop 2011 (World Go Boom) Mash-Up

DJ Earworm is a mash-up artist known for his musical masterpieces which remind us of some of the greatest pop songs to hit radio airwaves in the past year. He always finds a way to string together seamless medleys of a number of billboard hits which fuse together so nicely in the end. Here’s what he came up with this year:

Be sure to check out some of the other ones he’s made in previous years: 201020092008

2011 in LEGO

Are you a pop culture fanatic? Look no further. Here is just one of the many high profile events brought to life, one LEGO brick at a time. (View the rest of them here)

April 29: The Royal Couple's Buckingham Palace Kiss

The Top 10 Everything of 2011

The people over at TIME Magazine put together a compilation of comprehensive lists outlining, as the title suggests, the top 10 everything of the year. From politics to tech news, they’ve got you covered! They are all available here for your perusal, entertainment, and reminiscence.

 In 54 wide-ranging lists, TIME surveys the highs and lows, the good and the bad, of the past 12 months.

As you can see, 2011 was quite a busy year consisting of a plethora of significant events witnessed and shared by people in every corner of the globe. I can’t see wait to see what 2012 will bring!



About the Author

Anneliese Herbosa
Anneliese Herbosa
Anneliese is a Communication grad from Simon Fraser University. She is currently an advisor to The Social Media Network by which this blog is powered. She is a self-proclaimed pop culture junkie, social media enthusiast, forever a Disney fan, and considers laughter to be the soundtrack of her life. She was formerly editor-in-chief for Recultured.com.





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