An Interactive Retrospective of 2011 Tech Trends

2011 was huge for tech, from startup news to massive IPOs, cool new gadgets and more. Online course platform Udemy has put together an awesome interactive infographic that covers all the big tech and startup news of the past year. They’re calling it ‘2011: A Techrospective.’

2011 was huge for tech, from startup news to massive IPOs, cool new gadgets and more.  Online course platform Udemy has put together an awesome interactive infographic that covers all the big tech and startup news of the past year.  They’re calling it ‘2011: A Techrospective.’

Udemy’s Techrospective breaks down the major tech and startup events into six categories—gadget releases, hot new startups, losing the greats, IPOs, acquisitions and gossip.  Each event appears as a dot on a timeline of the year.  Filter the dots according to category and hover over them with your mouse to find out more information about each.

The interactive infographic covers everything from the tablet war to LinkedIn’s massive IPO, the success of services like Instagram and Spotify, Netflix’s Qwikster snafu and the loss of Steve Jobs and other tech greats.  Check it out below and let us know what you think.  What were your favorite 2011 moments in tech?  Do you think anything should have made this list that didn’t?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.