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Relive 2012 As It Played Out On Twitter

When it comes to reliving headline-making news events, the spinning newspaper effect is old and antiquated. Social networks have long since replaced printed media as the go-to source for breaking news, so visual effects artist Jeremiah Warren has animated 2012 using nothing but tweets from the past 365 days.

It’s a lovely walk down memory lane, made all the more enjoyable in tiny 140-character snippets that are far easier to digest when you’re nursing a killer hangover. [Jeremiah Warren via Laughing Squid]