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And here we are, with a new year on the way, lots of expetations and promises. But, if there’s anyone out there already missing 2010, this post could ease that feeling. Why? Well, amongst other things, pretty much everyone said that 2010 was the year of the infographic, and we’ve seen lots of retrospectives usign data-viz. So, let’s have a look at some of the most interesting ones, and remember what happened in 2010!

The Biggest News Stories of 2010

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics


A Look Back on How 2010 Changed Our Lives

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

Yahoo’s Top Searches of 2010, by JESS3

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

The 2010 Lexicon

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

2010 Weird & Wacky World News Headlines

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

Fatal airliner accidents 2010

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

The major Catastrophes of the Year, by Noticias24 (Venezuela)

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

Lots of cool designs also about entertainment:

2010 – A Year in Movies

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

From Katy to Ke$ha, Gaga to Bieber: The Year in Music

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

Precious Medals: The 2010 Hip Hop Gold & Platinum Plaques

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

Word Frequency in Song Titles

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

2010: The Year In Gaming

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

Amongst all the topics, the Internet and Social Media are always favorites, when it comes to infographics, and it wasn’t different in the end of the year:


The Year of Social Media 2010

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

Sharing in 2010

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

The 2010 Mashable Awards Winners

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

A Year in Social Commerce

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

Most viral brands of 2010

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

The Blog Economy in 2010

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

A Year of Twitter

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

Facebook 2010: The Saga Continues

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

Twitter vs. Facebook in 2010

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

Internet in Brasil – 2010, by Bruno Cardoso (Brazil)

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

2010: Open Source in Jordan

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics


The State of Cloud Computing in 2010

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

Memes 2010: The Year in Review

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

These Interactive visualizations are also pretty cool:

2010 – the year in review, by The Guardian

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

2010 Year In Review

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

Economist Mag: Most Popular Charts of 2010

World Bank 2010 Timeline

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

2010 US Movie Box Office

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

The most important facts in 2010 Brazil’s political scenario, by G1 (Brazil)

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

Year in Reviews by Pitchfork

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

The Best Movies of 2010, by UOL Cinema (Brazil)

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

And even some companies made their retrospectives with infographics:

Mashable 2010 Year in Review

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

Shopify: A Year In Review

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

The Year for Samba Tech, by Samba (Brazil)

The Facts and Figures of 2010 in 30 Amazing Infographics

And to close, a bunch of great videos:

Zeitgeist 2010: Year in Review

YouTube Rewind 2010: Year in Review

What We Learned

Mobile Year in Review 2010

I’m sure you’ll have others to add to this list, so, feel free to share them with us!

And a great 2011 for everyone, filled with health, success and, of course, inspiration!