A Twitter Year

You can find out a lot about a year by surveying the real-time, 140-characters-or-less responses to breaking news on Twitter. In this orderly, fun-to-peruse almanac, journalist Kate Bussmann compiles telling tweets about many of 2011's key events: from the Royal Wedding to the death of Osama Bin Laden to the Super Bowl and the post-Christmas East Coast blizzard that came to be known as the "Snowpocalypse." File it under #veryinterestingread.  

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