My favorite end-of-the-year lists are always the photos. Here are a few that have made their way online so far; I’ll be updating this list throughout the month so send me your lists.
Best Photos of the Year 2012 from Reuters: Almost a hundred photos, heavy on hard news.
Pictures of the Year 2012 from AFP (Agence France-Presse): Not an official list but a nice selection of AFP photos nonetheless.
Matt Stopera’s BuzzFeed list is rad.
Datagram, the ISP whose Manhattan servers host BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Gawker, and other sites, has lost power, an official there told us via text this evening.
“Basement flooded, fuel pump off line - we got people working on it now. 5 feet of water now,” the official wrote.
BuzzFeed’s site and story page are back online, thanks to a Content Delivery Network, Akamai, which hosts the content at servers distributed around the world.
FIVE FEET OF WATER took down three of the biggest new-media sites on the internet. At the same time. Think about how crazy that is.
We were running a kind of happy cult when Andrew was in charge, and when Andrew died everyone had an incentive to spin what they thought he was up to. If he knew he was going to die, I’m sure he would have called a dinner the night before and given us the tablets or something. … But he didn’t.A former Breitbart.com employee • Discussing the disarray that the site has faced since its firebrand founder, Andrew Breitbart, died earlier this year. Buzzfeed, which has (by its count) faced 396 separate attacks from the site, has a nice long-form piece describing the problems the Breitbart empire currently faces. To be fair, Breitbart.com may be mad that Buzzfeed scooped their founder’s final scoop.