Yahoo! India has announced India's Year in Review for 2012 reflecting the online trends of the year. It consists of trends and the topics that have dominated the internet habits of the netizens of India in 15 categories.
This has been selected from the searches done by the users and the selection of editorials most read, shared and recommended by people on Yahoo! India network.
Predictably, Apple's iPad Mini and iPhone 5 dominated in the tech news category closely followed by the mind-blowing Project Glass from Google. Facebook IPO, which was a controversial issue, featured next followed by Facebook's acquisition of Instagram.
Some of the other top tech news featured in the YIR are coming of age of crowdfunding, SOPA black-out, Pinterest, Apple's win over Samsung in copyright issue, Facebook crossing the billionth mark, Microsoft's Surface tablet etc.
Apart from tech news, some of the other categories were top news maker, top news events, celebrities, cricketers etc. Arvind Kejriwal topped the list of news makers with his mentor Anna Hazare figuring nowhere in it.
Interestingly, the patent war between Apple and Samsung featured fourth in the list of top news events.
In the celebrities section, Aishwarya Rai's weight gain/loss and Sunny Leone were the most talked about people. Virat Kohli topped the list of cricketers.
The Year in Review of Yahoo! Offers a glance of the social trends, most talked about people, top news stories and influential people of 2012 based on the searches and the reading that the Indians have done online. Looking at this year's lists, a lot of gossip, controversies and scams feature in the people's interests with ample amount of interest in the tech world too.