December was full of groups compiling their own year-in-review collections. Just in case you missed them, here, in no particular order, are some of the most geeky collections of 2012.
The Mary Sue calls itself “A Guide to Girl Geek Culture.” Their news with a geek girl spin is always informative and entertaining. They've compiled both a list of their most popular posts (they all have photo galleries) and of their personal favorites of 2012.
For you geeks that are also gamers, check out Mashable's “10 Best Video Games of 2012.” The list includes FTL: Faster Than Light, a game funded via Kickstarter. Writer Chelsea Stark predicts the growing quality of small and indie developers to be even more evident in 2013.
Mental Floss picked their top 12 lists for 2012. They include serious scientific advancement with Wired's “Top Scientific Discoveries of 2012,” while BuzzFeed's “25 Funniest Autocorrects of 2012” should come with a warning because once you start reading, you might find yourself laughing uncontrollably. When you're done reading lists, they also have a recap of their own 15 most popular quizzes of the year.
A good Tweet is measured by how many times it is Retweeted. Twitter reported 2012's Golden Tweets, putting President @BarakObama in the company of @justinbieber as the originators of the year's most Retweeted sentiments of the year.
YouTube compiled the videos that they found buzzworthy in 2012 and made their own video: “Rewind YouTube Style 2012.” The video features the two most parodied songs of the year: “Gangnam Style” and “Call Me Maybe.” Psy was the star of the show, with a cast of notable members of the YouTube community, such as Felicia Day, who played the car-washing Carly Rae Jepsen. Being YouTube, one video wasn't enough; there is also a behind-the-scenes video and an interactive timeline, which features four videos for each month of 2012. (Bonus Felicia Day video: “The Flog Gag Reel 2012.”)
Google is promoting Zeitgeist 2012 again today with a twist. Now, you can read people's New Year's Resolutions on an interactive map and even add your own! With seven categories plus an “other” option, you can see how your resolutions compare. That's one geeky way to start 2013.