Harlem Shake. More
Commander Chris Hadfield performs David Bowie’s Space Oddity on board the International Space Station. More
Solid Concepts produces the first 3D printed metal gun. More
Computer programmer & activist Aaron Swartz dies. More.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel discovers her phone was tapped by the NSA. Allegedly. More
The Internet reacts to the US federal government shutdown with a picture of a child in a bear costume outside a zoo. More
Google’s Project Loon. More
Post-It & Evernote partnership. More
Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, buys The Washington Post. More
Google retires its popular RSS reader. More
A hoax ad for iOS7 claims the software update will make Apple devices waterproof. More
The online black market Silk Road is closed down. More
What Does the Fox Say? More
Twitter IPO. More
Ryan Gosling won't eat his cereal. More
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer‘s farewell speech. More
Dove Real Beauty Sketches. More
Volvo Trucks’ Epic Split video feat. Jean Claude Van Damme. More
‘Selfie’ is Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year. More
Worst twerk fail EVER. More
We have chosen the funniest, craziest and most impressive things that happened on the Internet in 2013. Here are the stories behind them.
When we made #20Things we had no idea just how big the #selfie was going to become in 2014. Of all the 20 things that featured this year, the Selfie certainly made the biggest splash.
To celebrate the selfie and to demonstrate just how pervasive the selfie has become, we created the #SelfieShirt. A t-shirt featuring Brosmind's "duckface" illustration from #20Things that lights up whenever the hashtag #selfie is used on Twitter. Best of all we have released the source code for you to make your own!
This year’s illustration is by Brosmind Studio which is made up of brothers Juan and Alejandro Mingarro. Their style is optimistic, often with a touch of humour. They use a mix of analogue and digital techniques involving lots of hand-drawn sketching to produce the finished illustration.
Check out the making of photos
For the 2011 edition we turned to Ars Thanea, an amazing creative agency in Warsaw and sister agency to SYZYGY (creators of 20Things). With great experience creating CGI & digital art, Creative Director Peter Jaworowski and Artist Michal Lisowski brought a refreshing realistic style to the illustration of 20Things.
Catman on Chatroulette.
Angry Birds the movie is announced.
The Times launches its pay-wall.
MineCraft beta goes live.
Foursquare users battle to become the “mayor” of Stabber Alley.
Wordpress 3 "Thelonious" launches.
Call Of Duty Youtube ad.
Gap logo fiasco.
Alan Partridge on North Norfolk digital.
Android launches its latest OS: gingerbread .
Google's Wilderness downtown.
Double Rainbow viral video.
Hungover Owls meme.
Sad Keanu meme.
Cigar Guy meme.
Apple employee loses iPhone in a bar.
Google street view shows man in car boot.
ROME 3 Dreams of Black - an interactive film by Chris Milk
The videogame Sword and Sorcery was released for the iPad.
Update 11.10 - codename Oneiric Ocelot - was released for the open source software OS Ubuntu.
Two turkeys don’t make an eagle - Tweeted by Vic Gundotra describing the Microsoft/Nokia mobile deal.
Anonymous attacks the PlayStation Network.
Greenpeace uses the Internet to fund the building of a new Rainbow Warrior.
Dennis Ritchie, creator of the C programming language and co-creator of UNIX, dies.
Videogame Duke Nukem Forever launches – after 15 years of development.
Google replaces Helvetica with Comic Sans in search results as an April Fools joke.
The Force’ Volkswagen commercial .
Rebecca Black’s music video Friday went viral.
Casey Neistadt’s protest video , made because he got a ticket for riding outside the bike lane in NY.
The Hacker group LulzSec was formed and launched several attacks against corporate and public websites.
Google+ - Google’s social network - launches.
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, dies.
Facebook introduces the Timeline.
Wikeleaks releases secret files on Guantánamo prisoners.
YouTube video The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger goes viral.
Old Spice Mano a Mano - The duel between the old Old Spice Guy and New Old Spice Guy Fabio.
Filesharing site Megaupload was shut down by the FBI on account of privacy violations.
Another big deal was made when Zynga snatched up OmgPop just 5 weeks after the launch of Draw Something.
Korean music video/dance phenomenon/hit song Gangnam Style went viral. Ai Wei Wei and Amnesty made their own versions.
Mass Effect fans protested over ending of the third and final release of the game by sending 402 red, blue and green cupcakes to Bioware , the game studio.
Short film “Kony” released by the Charity Invisible Children is probably the most viral video ever.
Ridiculously Photogenic Guy. A chance snap shot at a 10K run in Charleston, South Carolina, turned Zeddie Little into an Internet meme.
“Push to add drama.” Campaign for launch of TV channel TNT in Belgium went viral.
Founder of Commodore Jack Tramiel dies at age 83.
Reddit users try to solve the mystery of a cryptic subway code.
2012 was the first time athletes really shared images & experiences from inside the Olympics. Many fell in love with the Gorilla sculpture in the Olympic Village.
In January some of the biggest websites went black in protest of the Sopa and Pipa bills. It was the largest online protest in Internet history.
Facebook acquired photo sharing app Instagram for $1 billion.
The affordable and not-for-profit computer, Raspberry Pi, was released for sale in February.
Tim Berners-Lee’s tweet “this is for everyone” was displayed across the Olympic stadium during the opening ceremony.
On Election Day, Twitter creative lead Doug Bowman posted this update: “RIP fail whale,” as Twitter coped with a record of 327,452 tweets per minute.