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From Numerous Memes to Insightful Infographics

By: Armida Ascano - Published: • References:
Whether you work in digital media, are addicted to Twitter or are a long-time Redditor, there's an Internet trend to suit your needs and interests. As a whole, it's been an interesting year for the Web -- Google Panda, the mass growth of Pinterest and the Instagram/Twitter war were all hot topics in 2012, and they all changed the way people view the Internet for good.

Despite all of the game-changing buzz topics, the Internet continued to pump out some fascinating, hilarious and sometimes horrifying news, viral videos and information for the digital enthusiasts of the world to enjoy. The memes -- aka the inside jokes of the Internet -- of 2012 were largely based in celebrity, such as the Olympic champion-mocking memes or celebrity name puns. This year was also the year of the infographic, as important, yet potentially confusing information on topics, such as social media as a hiring tool or Christmas expenditures, became visualized and simplified for a mass, online audience.

The Internet is a huge space dedicated to information, so if you'd like some help navigating through the noise and hunting for insight, check out our Internet Trend Report. Stats for Top 100 Internet Trends of 2012 Trending: Older & Popular
Traction: 30,536 clicks in 91 w
Interest: 3 minutes
Concept: Internet Trends
Related: 1105 examples / 850 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-55
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