It was a passionate and emotional year for technology. We kicked off 2011 witnessing social media used as an essential tool in the organizing and documenting of theArab Spring.
Americans watched as a single tweet took down the political career of one of Washington D.C.'s rising stars. Our hearts broke when iconoclastic visionary Steve Jobs lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. As a result of a hacking scandal, we said good-byeto a newspaper after 168 years in print.
One of the defining themes of 2011 was people. Technological advances wowed us, but it was the citizens of the world who moved us. From hackersto protesters, humanity took hold of these technologies and shook our collective realities this year.