Our 2012 Tech Company Report Cards: Who Flunked?Sam Biddle12/21/12 12:20pmFiled to: The year in the reviewBest of 2012TechnologyMicrosoftSonyFacebooktwitterGoogleAppleWindowsTop762EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIt's the end of the year—and that means it's the end of the semester. Before we all go on winter break, it's time to have a tough conversation, kiddos. Grades are in. Who misbehaved? Who shined? Who got detention?AdvertisementOur pupils: the world's technology companies. We graded them in a variety of subjects. Did they play nice with others? Did they pay attention? Did they exercise creative thinking? Were they scolded? Not every company made honor roll this year, but don't worry. Everyone has room for improvement!FacebookA star of the class, but this overachiever does have some trouble working with its peers. Facebook deserves outstanding marks for social development, after hitting one billion users this year. We're very proud of how far Facebook has come! Yet Facebook still runs into trouble: class discussions are practically non-existant after Facebook canceled its voting functionality, and self-expression is a challenge—how exactly do we change our privacy settings this week?AdvertisementBut overall, Facebook shines: a social darling with some social issues. Looking forward to another great year!Social Skills Universally loved, although a little showy with its allowance—we've heard about money troubles at home? Facebook won't listen to what anyone else says, but darnit, we just love it too much to care. Every single day.