The 2012 iGeneration roundup

Summary:This year's most popular posts range from porn stars to iPads, as well as copyright infringement and Apple's status as a religion.


It's the end of another year on the iGeneration blog -- and the first for me working as a writer for ZDNet -- but what were the most popular posts this year?

1.) How many tweets does it take to date a porn star? (No surprise here). A U.S. student secures a porn star prom date through Twitter - the school objects. 

2.) The shame of owning an iPad. An iPad on the London Underground - how embarrassing. 

3.) 50 resources for iPad use in the classroom. A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate iPads into the classroom.

4.) Valve: Windows 8 is a 'catastrophe' for PCs . First it was Gartner -- despite its retraction and somewhat tetchy record on commentary -- but then Valve has chipped in claiming the forthcoming operating system will be a "catastrophe."

5.) 50 QR code resources for the classroom. How can QR codes be used effectively in class?

6.) Google, Amazon, Twitter and Facebook consider 'nuclear' blackout. Internet giants considered a 'nuclear option' against the SOPA bill.

7.) Anthropologist 'confirms' Apple is a religion . Worship me, for I am Apple. 

8.) Apple v. Samsung timeline: The guide to what's happening . Legal jargon aside, what is actually going on in the high-profile Apple v. Samsung case, and how did it start? Let's take a look at the timeline.

9.) BTjunkie closes its doors 'voluntarily'. BTjunkie has now joined the ranks of the fallen torrent search websites.

10.) TeenTech Weekly: .xxx domains, federal law, webcam suicide and the Raspberry PiA weekly roundup of Generation Y and student resources you may have missed. 

See also: Other popular posts this year: iPhone users 'can't take the pain and suffering' of employment | Tweeting for jobs: Tips for the Twitter job search | QR-code condoms: Tracking teenage trysts | How did European bank malware steal $47 million? | Apple trader arrested in $1 billion wire fraud |

Topics: Tech Industry, Apple, Smartphones, Social Enterprise


Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charli... Full Bio

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