YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?
YouTube invited it's biggest stars, and the folks who made the year's biggest videos, to come help them make their annual year-end "rewind" video. Get ready for a collage of the the people, images, memes, and music of 2013. There's a list of the people appearing here at the YouTube page. The soundtrack is a remix of tunes that are memes themselves mixed by DJ Earworm. Trying to spot and name all the references in this mashup would be an interesting exercise, but first -just watch and enjoy it for what it is: a time capsule of YouTube in 2013.
2013: A Year in Memes.
The 10 Best Memes of 2013.
Of Miley And Men: The 15 Most Memorable Memes Of 2013.
The 10 most influential Internet freedom activists of 2013.
Where Have All the Cats Gone? YouTube Is Ruled by Professionals Now.
2013: The Year Offense Criticism Ruined Art and the Internet.
The top 10 hoaxes and pranks of 2013.
Top Bing Searches for 2013, broken down by category.
BitTorrent Zeitgeist: What People Searched for (to download) in 2013.
The 12 Most Explosive Twitter Spats Of 2013.
The 11 Most Memorable Selfies of 2013. I would add this late entry.
The 29 Must-Read Web Comics Of 2013.
Top 10 Web Series of 2013.
What Were the Worst Things on the Internet in 2013?
Google Zeitgeist 2013
Google has released their annual video highlighting what people searched for the most in the past year. They also have an interactive site so you can explore the top searches of the year, which is quite confusing, as it is all image-based, and what does "View #my2013 Gallery" mean? I did not search for any of those things! At least, I don't think so, as most of them aren't labeled. The "trends globe" is kind of interesting. You can check 150 cities of the world to see what their residents searched for the most by date. Don't spin the globe too fast, or we'll all get dizzy! Also see the slightly different versions for the UK, Japan, Germany, and France.