Digital headlines of 2010

What were the top social media news stories of 2010?

NetImperative has published a review of the top social media stories of 2010.  It's an astonishing reminder of how social media tools, entrepreneurs and usage have become key news stories in the last 12 months.

The article takes you from the launch of in January; through Facebook overtaking Google as the US's most visited website in March; social networks becoming more popular than search engines in the UK in June; WikiLeaks stories emerging in July; Greater Manchester Police tweeting their 999 calls in October; the release of The Times/Sunday Times paywall figures in November to the arrest of Julian Assange in London in December.

2010 was the year in which Facebook's founder was both the subject of a box office hit biopic (tipped to do well at the 2011 Oscars) and named Person of the Year by Time Magazine.