Felix Baumgartner's daring freefall from near space was a top trend on Google.
Facebook, Google Release 2012 Trends -- CNN
(CNN) -- If you can't recall everything you loved and hated about 2012, Facebook, Twitter and Google all just released their year-in-review reports. And all three reflect what many of us experienced firsthand: Thousands of strangers gathering to watch a rover land on Mars and a man fall from space. A hurricane slamming the East Coast while the world watched tragedy strike and heroes emerge. Social media, combined with the ability to search and surface information almost instantly, repeatedly brought Internet users together to huddle around the virtual campfire, sharing their stories through image, text and sound.
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CSN Editor: For more on the trends:
Twitter: 2012 Year on Twitter
Google: Google Zeitgeist 2012
Facebook: 2012 Year in Review