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The 10 Types Of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify.

What Happened On The Internet In 2012 In Numbers

It’s still that part of the new year where you forget it’s actually 2013 and not 2012, so we can still wrap up last year without feeling like it’s too late, right? Anyway. If you were curious as to what happened on the internet in 2012 in numbers, like how many emails were sent or how many people used the internet, you can find that all out here.

2012 In 365 One-Second Video Clips

Here’s a look at videographer James Bernal’s 2012 in 365 seconds. Bernal captured one-second of video a day using a Canon 5D MK II, a GoPro and an iPhone, and then assembled the clips into a stirring montage.

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.

Your 10 Most Commented Gizmodo Stories Of 2012

From Apple vs. Samsung to the Nokia Lumia 920 and using mobile phones while driving…here are the top 10 posts that had Gizmodo readers commenting in record numbers over the last 12 months.

The Very Best GIFs Of 2012

Was this the Year of the GIF? That’s what some English dictionary said. Whatever. Every year is the year of the GIF. EVERY SINGLE YEAR. The people of the internets voted for the very best GIFs of 2012 and here they are!

The Best Viral Videos Of 2012

If you want to get a quick handle on what videos went viral this year, Videogum has put together its fifth annual montage of the best viral videos of the year. There are over 80 videos spliced together, from Ashton Kutcher’s dumb dating commercial to Zooey Deschanel’s silly (but so adorbz!, ha) iPhone commercial to DMX’s first encounter with Google and more.

The Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2012

Lots of fun, good and exciting things happened in our world this year. But there were still so many things that could’ve been truly great but flopped. Broken promises. Awful gadgets. Here’s what broke Gizmodo’s heart in 2012.

The Most Important Events Of 2012 In 16 GIFs

“GIF” is officially the word of the year, so it’s only appropriate to use it as a lens through which to view the most important events of 2012. From the Costa Concordia to the Presidential election to Hurricane Sandy, this is your year in GIFs.

The 2012 Movie Trailer Mash-Up Is Here, And It's Wonderful

Nice going, 2012. You had some pretty awesome movies. What would it look like if we mashed them all together into one mind-blowing movie-lover’s fantasy video?

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