|The world of entertainment mourned and remembered Steve Jobs with social media mentions. [Agencies]|
These 10 stories in 2011 had huge impacts that could resonate for many years, according to a ranking on CNN's website.
The top story was the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. From humble middle-class roots to running the most valuable tech company in the world, Jobs was powerful and revered. He died on Oct. 5 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Social media's role as a tool for protestors was the running-up. Much praise was heaped on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube after they played a role in the Arab Spring, a series of protests in the Middle East that started late in 2010.
The website gives the rest of the ten most important science and tech stories to hackers, the emerging tablet markets, Facebook's "frictionless sharing", wars on patent among Apple, Google, HTC, and etc, Google+, Apple topping the World's most valuable company, IBM's Watson computer beats human champs on 'Jeopardy', and Spotify and Facebook taking on digital music.（点击美国有线电视新闻网查看原文）
(China.org.cn December 28, 2011)