If you were told to make an iPhone app that to capture the current zeitgeist, what would it look like? A gas price calculator, perhaps, or something like the Inhuman Microphone?
2011 was a momentous year, full of historic moments about which we tweeted with equal parts urgency and volume. The Royal Wedding (3,966 tweets/second). The raid on bin Laden (5,106). The death of Steve Jobs (6,049). In 2012, one event has already outshone them all. Or rather, one man.