The bestest best of 2011

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It’s the end of another year, and that means it’s time for the cultural pundits and statistics keepers to take stock and review the year that was. But who has time during the busy holiday season to surf the web in search of lists and quirky facts about 2011? Providing yet another service to the public at large, we have compiled a “Best Of 2011” Meta-List for everyone who is curious about what cultural events, pictures and memes shaped this tumultuous year.

Below are a number of links, presented in no particular order, that may help make sense of this past year, or at least shed some light on the dynamic forces and figures who shaped it.

The Top 10 of Everything

The Twelve Most Important Tech Stories of the Year
50 Best Websites of 2011
Best Photos of the Year
Most Powerful Images of 2011

100 Notable Books (NYT)

Most Popular Top Tens of 2011
The Most Shoplifted Items of the Season

The Year in Culture 2011

Best Stuff of the Year 2011

The Atlantic's 2011: The Year in Photos, Part 1The Atlantic’s Year in Photos parts 2 3 

Most Shared Articles of 2011

50 Best Albums of 2011

NPR’s Top News Memes of 2011
45 Things We Should Forget About 2011 

NPR’s the Year in Music

Best Television Episodes of 2011

Best of 2011

Best Articles (Longform)

The Year in Review (LA Times)

Year in Editorial Cartoons (Washington Post)

The Wired Wish List

The Top 10 Photos of 2011 (TIME)

The Most Touching Video Moments of the Year (TIME)

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Posted by MikiW on December 29, 2011