In 2011, social media continued to evolve, but does that mean its users did, too?
If the most pressing topics in the Twitterverse are any indication, we should be a little scared.
According to Twitter, the most important event of the year was Beyonce revealing her pregnancy during the MTV Video Music Awards, which logged a record 8,960 tweets per second.
Comparatively, the raid on Osama Bin Laden received 5,106 tweets per second.
Meanwhile, teen mogul Justin Bieber took the crown as person of the year; his 140 character messages were retweeted 5 million times on average.
At least the hashtag of the year didn’t go to a starlet or anyone from the world of entertainment, but rather #Egypt.
See what else made news online, according to this infographic from Frugal Dad
, as well as what missed the mark in 2011, based on this second infographic from Flowtown