2011- a year of deaths, more Apple products, Android playing catch up, the birth of Google Plus and a wave of protests. Incredibly so, these last twelve months have broken many records in regard to weather and have included everything from gripping court cases to celebrity deaths.
January started off the year with the Loughner shooting in Tucson, Arizona. Jared Lee Loughner raised a pistol to Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and subsequently fired on other people present. Five people died either at the scene or later on. Giffords, however, survived and went through months of physical therapy.
Talented Amy Winehouse died at age 27 from a drug overdose. Protests in Egypt, Libya and the US created ripples. The truth is it was quite the unexpected year. Midyear, Google jumped on the social networking scene with formidable rival to Facebook, Google Plus. A real life sharing fun and business altogether network. Steve Jobs died, briefly after the release of iPhone 4S- his last innovation. Japan had a rough year, besides the tsunami and earthquakes, a nuclear plant melted and released radioactive particles. Other countries such as Chile and Haiti fought to recover from a devastated 2010.
On the music scene, Adele made ripples with big hits such as "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You". Nicki Minaj broke ground with "Superbass" and Taylor Swift won award after award. HotChelleRae (basically four emo kids with bad hair)landed on the music scene for the first time with hits like "Tonight Tonight".
DC experimented a 40 second earthquake that made everyone in Capitol Hill city whimper and cry. Heat waves struck in the summer breaking world records and the New England area experimented snow in October. All these weather shocks and more made history in 2011.
What will 2012 have in store for the world? Perhaps more earthquakes, more sicknesses, more economic debt and insecurity.. or maybe not! However it happens, it will definitely have more Nina, faithfully bringing you a slice of knowledge every day- every week! Until the end of the world ;)