What were you talking about in 2012?

The Superbowl, SOPA, KONY 2012, Facebook’s IPO and Instagram buyout, the iPhone 5, the London Olympics, Gangnam Style and the little matter of the U.S. Presidential election dominated social media reportage and conversation over the past twelve months, with all of these stories trending strongly across Twitter, Facebook and the other major social channels.

These events, and others, have been summarised in the animated infographic below, which takes a closer look at what everybody was talking about in 2012.

(Source: Visual.ly. Twitter bird image via Shutterstock.)