Timeline Outline ViewEra: 2012 - 2016 | Theme: All Themes
2012The Anatomy of an Internet Attack by "Anonymous" 2012Surprisingly Active 21st Century Trade in Medieval Manuscript Books of Hours January 201242,182,000 Copies Printed Semi-Monthly in 194 Languages January 2012Gelatin and Calcium in the Earliest Paper Was Responsible for its Longevity January 2012NYPL Labs Introduces the Stereogranimator January 5, 2012Sales of eBook Readers in 2011 January 10, 2012Transforming Google into a Search Engine that Understands Not Only Content but People and Relationships January 10, 2012The Cost of Sequencing a Human Genome Drops to $1000 January 13, 2012The Smallest Magnetic Data Storage Unit Uses Just 12 Atoms per Bit January 17, 2012Slides of Fossils Collected by Darwin on the Beagle are Rediscovered January 17, 2012Major Websites Go Dark to Protest Web Censorship Legislation January 19, 2012Apple Introduces iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and iTunes U January 23, 2012Discovery of the Afghan Genizah January 23, 2012 – January 13, 2013Technological Unemployment: Are Robots Replacing Workers? February 8, 2012Creative Destruction of the Book Trade by Amazon? March 2012The ILAB Launches a Mobil App March 9, 2012After Digitizing Over 20 Million Books Expansion of the Google Books Project Begins to Slow March 14, 2012The Encyclopedia Britannica Ends Print Publication March 29, 2012Nearly 50% of U.S. Mobile Subscribers Own Smartphones April 12, 2012U.S. Justice Department Sues Major Publishers Over the Pricing of eBooks; Amazon Wins April 16, 2012The First Pulitzer Prize Awarded to an Internet-Only Publication April 17, 2012Improving the Research Potential of ESTC April 18, 2012"Companies that have existed for centuries could be gone in a generation unless they make a single radical change." April 19, 2012Massive Thefts from the Girolamini Library in Naples; Auction Aborted April 23, 2012Using a Densitometer to Measure Usage of Medieval Books of Hours April 26, 2012During Testimony over a Phone Hacking Scandal Rupert Murdoch Predicts the End of Print News Media April 30, 2012Microsoft Invests in Barnes & Noble's Nook eBook Reader Division April 30, 2012What Makes Spoken Lines in Movies Memorable? May 2012 – March 31, 2016Digitizing the Oldest Monastic Library & The Oldest Continuously Operating Library May 2, 2012Harvard & M.I.T. to Offer Free Online Courses May 7, 2012The First Annual Report Issued by a Museum in an eBook Format May 12, 2012How eBooks Are Changing Fiction Writing and Publishing May 16, 2012The First Functioning Brain-Computer Interface for Quadriplegics May 16, 2012Google Introduces the Knowledge Graph May 28, 2012Flame: A Virus that Collects Information May 29, 2012Growing Adoption of the eBook Format in the U. S. June 26, 2012A Large Scale Neural Network Appears to Emulate Activity in the Visual Cortex August 16, 2012The First Book Stored in DNA and then Read September 3, 2012The Book History Online Database, Previously a Free Service, Becomes an Expensive Private Research Source September 6, 2012The Human Genome is Packed with At Least 4,000,000 Gene Switches September 25, 2012The World's Smallest Book Requires a Scanning Electron Microscope to be Seen October 2012A 3D Virtual Reality Reader for eBooks October 2012Online Advertising is Expected to Surpass Print Advertising, But TV Advertising Dwarfs Both October 2012The First 3D Printshow Takes Place in London October 4, 2012Book Mountain + Library Quarter in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands October 23, 20122.5 Quintillion Bytes of Data Each Day October 24, 2012Jason Pontin Argues that "New Technologies of Composition, Not New Media, Inspire Innovations in Literary Styles and Forms" October 26, 2012Windows 8, With Touch Screen Features, is Released October 29, 2012Penguin to Merge with Random House October 29, 2012$2.6 Billion Spent on Ads on Phones and Tablets in 2012 November 2012A Max Planck Institute Program for Historicizing Big Data November 2012A Natural History of Data November 4, 2012Google Has 67% of the U.S. Search Market and Collects 75% of U.S. Search Ad Dollars November 5, 2012eBooks Accounted for 22% of All Book Spending in Second Quarter of 2012 November 8, 2012The First Teleportation from One Macroscopic Object to Another November 12, 2012 – August 9, 2013The First 3D Photo Booth Prints Personal Miniature Figures November 19, 2012Penguin Books Introduces a New eBook Lending Program November 19, 2012Memcomputing Outlined November 20, 2012Coursera Enrolls Nearly Two Million Students from 196 Countries in Online Courses within its First Year November 20, 2012The CEO of Barnes & Noble No Longer Reads Physical Books November 29 – December 1, 2012"Anonymous" Plans to Shut Down Syrian Government Websites in Response to Countrywide Internet Blackout November 29, 2012U.S. Bill to Stengthen Privacy Protection for Emails December 2012100% of U.S. Public Libraries Now Offer Public Access to the Internet December 2012Silvia Hartmann's Novel, "Dragon Lords," Cloud-Sourced with 13,000 Collaborators December 12, 2012@Pontifex Sends First Tweet December 12, 2012
The First YouTube Video to Reach a Billion Views December 17, 2012eBook Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines December 19, 2012"How the antiquarian book market has evolved for life on the web" December 19, 2012After Cell Phones With Cameras, Android Cameras- Without Cellphones- are Introduced December 22, 2012"The Life of Pi": Computer Graphic Animation Indistinguishable from Nature December 27, 2012With the Decline of Brick & Mortar Bookstores Public Libraries are Becoming More Commercial December 27, 2012The Secret Race to Save Manuscripts in Timbuktu and Djenne December 28, 2012"Libraries Have Shifted from Warehouses of Books & Materials to Become Participatory Sites of Culture and Learning" December 30, 2012The Year In Graphics and Interactives from The New York Times 2013Google Converts Language Translation into a Problem of Vector Space Mathematics 2013An Infographic About Tatooing in the Form of an Elaborate Tatoo 2013
The 2013 Contender for the World's Smallest Printed Book 2013Criticism of Julian Assange and Wikileaks as Reflected in the Film, "The Fifth Estate" January 2013"Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories" January 4, 2013The Library of Congress Has Archived 170 Billion Tweets January 7, 2013Titian's Portrait of Girolamo Fracastoro is Rediscovered January 11, 2013"Information Technology Dividends Outpace All Others" January 14, 2013The First Use of Quantum Dots in a Mass Produced Consumer Electronics Product--Sony TVs January 14 – September 14, 2013The Bexar County, Texas BiblioTech: a Library Devoid of Physical Books January 17, 2013The Youngest Person to Create a Mobil Game App January 20, 2013Online Reviews Used as Attack Weapons to Kill Sales of a Book January 21, 2013An Innovative Interactive Museum Gallery Space with the Largest Multi-Touch Screen in the United States January 22, 2013The Pew Internet Report on Library Services in the Digital Age January 26, 2013Jane Austin and Walter Scott Were the Two Most Influential Novelists of the 19th Century: A Discovery Made Through Digital Humanities Research January 26, 2013The FDA Approves the First Medical Robot for Hospital Use January 28 – January 30, 2013Part of Library of the Ahmed Baba Institute in Timbuktu is Burned January 28, 2013"The Human Brain Project" is Launched, with the Goal of Creating a Supercomputer-Based Simulation of the Human Brain February 2013Making the iPhone 5 Look and Feel Like a Traditional Camera: the gizmon iCa case February 2013The First 3D Printing Pen; Drawing Enters the Third Dimension February 14, 2013Selling Off Print Media to Allow Fast-Growing Film & Television Assets to Grow Unencumbered by Legacy Print Businesses February 20, 2013"Billboard" Starts to Include YouTube Streams in its Calculation of the Most Popular Songs of the Week February 21, 2013Nielsen to Measure Television Viewing on Internet and Mobile Devices February 23, 2013Drone Pilots Experience Stress Possibly Greater than Actual Combat Pilots February 28, 2013PBS Digital Studios: Will 3D Printing Change the World? March 4, 2013Smartphone Interactive Reading Device Will Track Eyes to Scroll Pages March 7, 2013The Historic Vatican Library to be Digitized in 2.8 Petabytes March 13, 2013Time Warner Spins off its Print Media Division, Time Inc. March 28, 2013eBooks Represented 22.55% of U.S. New Book Sales in 2012 April 11, 2013"The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens" April 15, 2013Google Introduces "Google Glass" Explorer Edition April 18, 2013The Digital Public Library of America is Launched April 25, 2013How the "The Brazen Bibliophiles of Tumbuktu" Saved Manuscripts from Terrorists April 30, 2013On the Twentieth Anniversary CERN Restores the First Website April 30, 2013
The World's Smallest Movie May 2013Flash Marketing of E-Books May 2013Using 100 Linked Computers and Artificial Intelligence to Re-Assemble Fragments from the Cairo Genizah May 1, 2013The First 3D Printed Bionic Organ: An Ear May 1 – May 2, 2013The First NeuroGaming Conference Takes Place May 15, 2013E-Books Account for About 20% of Trade Book Sales June 2013The Size of the Digital Universe in 2013 and Prediction of its Growth Rate June 2013The NSA Mines Metadata Rather than the Content of Telecommunication June 13, 2013Launching of "Founders Online" June 13, 2013The U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Genes Cannot be Patented July 5, 2013Amazon Sells More than 25% of New Books in the U.S. July 8, 2013The History of Typography in Stop-Motion Animation July 10, 2013Apple Illegally Conspired to With Publishers to Try to Raise the Prices of eBooks July 10, 2013Rare Comic Books Unwittingly Destroyed to Make Papier Mache Sculpture July 17, 2013The First Fully Online MIDS Degree Program July 19, 2013Sixty Percent of Book Sales, Print & Digital, Now Occur Online August 2013Crossbar Memory can Store a Terabyte on a Postage-Stamp Sized Chip August 5, 2013Bezos Purchases the Washington Post August 8, 2013A New Software Ecosystem to Program SyNAPSE Chips August 17, 2013The First Master's Degree Offered through Massive Open Online Courses by a Major University September 2013Robots Helping Workers on Automobile Assembly Lines September 3, 2013New Paradigm for a Regional Library September 26, 20131.2 Billion Faces of Facebook Organized on one Page October 2013Teaching Keyboard Skills in Kindergarten October 2013A Mobile, One-Armed Robot that Costs $35,000 October 10, 2013Use of the Internet by Part-Time Business Owners in 2013 October 16, 2013"As We May Type": Authoring Tools as "Machines for New Thought." October 25, 2013Launch of "The Zuckerberg Files" October 27, 2013A Multi-Media Version of an Article in the New York Times Magazine October 27, 2013The Market for Very Young Children's Books Has Grown, Partly in Reaction to eBooks October 28, 2013Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013 October 29, 2013Amazon Launches the Kindle MatchBook Service October 31, 2013Writers Explain How New Information Technologies Have Changed Writings November 1 – November 21, 2013The First Auction of Internet Domains by a Major Auction House November 6, 2013Monkeys Use Brain-Machine Interface to Move Two Virtual Arms with their Brain Activity November 7, 2013Retail e-commerce sales expanded 15 percent in the U.S in 2012—seven times as fast as traditional retail. November 11, 2013The U.S. Postal Service Will Deliver Amazon Packages on Sundays November 12, 2013Herpes Virus and Cocaine Found on Widely Borrowed Copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey" November 14, 2013Judge Rules that Google Books Does Not Infringe Copyright November 24, 2013A Genetic Link to Skin Cancer is Found by Data Mining of Patient Records December 2013Mainstream Publisher Simon & Schuster Launches Erotica Social Media Site to Promote Books December 2013Evolution of "Apple" from Primarily a Computer Manufacturer to Primarily a Phone and Tablet Company December 2013"Top Ten New Libraries of 2013" December 1, 2013Amazon.com and UPS Envision Eventually Delivering Packages Via Drones December 4, 2013Introduction of "Arches": an Open-source, Web-based, Geospatial Information System for Cultural Heritage Inventory and Management December 4, 2013Snowden Documents Show the NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide December 5, 2013Software Turns a Smartphone into a 3D Scanner December 9, 2013U.S. and British Spies Infiltrated "World of Warcraft" and "Second Life" December 9, 2013The National Library of Turkey Sells 147 Tons of Mostly Antiquarian Books to a "Junk Company" December 10, 2013The NSA Uses "Cookies" to Pinpoint Targets for Hacking December 20, 2013eCommerce Accounts for Only About 6% of Commerce in the U.S. December 20, 2013"TOP 10 3D Printing Stories of 2013" December 24, 2013"As New Services Track Habits, the E-Books are Reading You" December 27, 2013"The Internet Archive Console Living Room" Hosts Video Games from the '70s & '80s December 29, 2013The Growing Economic and Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence 2014The NY Times.com Introduces its "Watching" Feature, a Roll of Developing Stories from Wire Services & Other Newspapers on its Home Page January 2014Animating Classical Representational Paintings January 2014Destruction of Canadian Environmental Libraries January 1, 2014A Neural Network that Reads Millions of Street Numbers January 4, 2014The Burning of Two-Thirds of an Historic Antiquarian Bookshop in Tripoli, Lebanon January 4, 2014Trends in Reading, Book Reviewing, Publishing and Writing as of the Beginning of 2014 January 21, 2014My First Purchase of a Hardcover Book for One Cent on the Internet January 21, 2014The Ongoing Debate on the Future of Libraries at the University of California January 24, 2014Car Bombing of Police Headquarters Damages Building Housing Egyptian National Library and Museum of Islamic Art January 29, 2014"Sensory Fiction": A Kind of Virtual Reality E-Book Reading Experience January 31, 2014The New York Times Hires a Chief Data Scientist February 2014How Book Censorship Works in Jordan February 2014Animatronic Book Hive Sculpture to Commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Bristol Central Library February 9 – March 10, 2014The KUKA KR AGILUS in a Table Tennis Match Against Timo Boll February 17, 2014"Cheap Words. Amazon is good for consumers but is it good for books?" February 17 – February 22, 2014The First Project to Investigate the Use of Instagram During a Social Upheaval February 20, 2014Publishing the Wikipedia in 1000 Physical Volumes?? February 22, 2014Growth of Audiobooks Parallels Growth of eBooks February 25, 2014Selfiecity.net. Analysis and Visualization of Thousands of Selfie Photos. . . . February 25, 2014"Unlooting the Iraq Museum": A Summary February 27, 2014PHEME: A Social Media Lie Detector February 27, 2014"The Web at 25 in the U.S." by the Pew Research Internet Project March 2, 2014In a Turnabout, A Digital Publisher Plans to Put Newsweek Magazine Back in Print March 17, 2014UC Berkeley is the First American University to Hire a Wikipedian-in-Residence March 17, 2014DeepFace, Facial Verification Software Developed at Facebook, Approaches Human Ability March 25, 2014Facebook Acquires Oculus VR, Designer and Builder of Virtual Reality Headsets April 2014Using Data-Mining of Location-Based Food and Drink Habits to Identify Cultural Boundaries April 2014"Book Traces" a Crowd-Sourced Web Project April 1, 2014Digital Humanities Quarterly to Publish Articles as Sets of Visualizations Rather than Articles in Verbal Form April 12, 2014How the Large-Scale British Printing Industry is Adapting to the Digital Age April 18, 2014Matthew Gentzkow Receives Clark Medal for Study of Media Through Big Data Sets April 20, 2014 – 2034The OED is Predicted to Disappear from Print April 22, 2014The Lely Astronaut A4 Robotic Cow Milking System May 8, 2014Amazon May Control "More than a Third" of the U.S. Book Trade May 8, 2014Visionary Plans for a New City Library in Baghdad May 15, 2014The National September 11 Memorial Museum Opens May 16, 2014The First Braille Cell Phone May 29, 2014The GDELT Project: The Largest Open-Access Database on Worldwide News Media June 2014The Enigma Database for Deciphering Difficult to Read Words in Medieval Latin Manuscripts June 6, 2014Thieves of Gutenberg Bible are Sentenced in Russia July 10, 2014A Robot Writes Out a Torah Scroll at Berlin's Jewish Museum July 14, 2014Sotheby's Officially Teams with eBay for Online Auctions July 27, 2014The Impact of Social Media on Journalism July 29, 2014Amazon States its Economic Position on the Sale of E-Books in the "Amazon/Hachette Business Interruption" July 30, 2014As E-Books Gain Market Share Traditional Roles of Publisher and Bookseller Change August 8, 2014The First Production-Scale Neuromorphic Computing Chip August 10, 2014Media Companies Spin Off Newspapers to Create Stand-Alone "Print Companies" August 14, 2014What Would George Orwell Think About the Amazon versus Hachette Dispute? August 16, 2014The Entirely Digital Main Library at Florida Polytechnic University Begins Operation August 18, 2014Putting the Footnotes in a Physical Book on the Author's Website August 27, 2014IBM Launches "Watson Discovery Advisor" to Hasten Breakthroughs in Scientific and Medical Research August 29, 2014Indexing and Sharing 2.6 Million Images from eBooks in the Internet Archive September 8, 2014A New Threat to the Beseiged Libraries and Cultural Heritage of Iraq September 13, 2014An Anthology to be Published on Paper in 2114 September 29, 2014"The Hidden Cost of E-Books at University Libraries" October 21, 2014"How Edward Snowden Changed Journalism" October 21, 2014ISIS Burns the Manuscripts and Paintings at Mar Behnam Monastery October 21, 2014"Political Polarization and Media Habits. . . How Liberals and Conservatives Keep Up With Politics" October 25, 2014ISIS Closes Mosul University Departments and Bans Text Books October 26, 2014Facebook's "News Feed" Drives Up to 20% of Traffic to News Sites October 27, 2014Three Breakthroughs that Finally Unleased AI on the World November 17, 2014Google Develops A Neural Image Caption Generator to Translate Images into Words December 10, 2014eBooks May Track Reading Habits December 15, 2014Skype Previews Skype Translator Real Time Translation Program December 17, 2014Amazon's Research in the Reading Process & its Introduction of the Ability with its E-Readers to Switch Back and Forth Between the Written and Audible Versions of a Book January 2015The First "Professional" Film Festival Film Shot on an iPhone January 8, 2015A Computer Masters Heads-up Limit Texas Hold 'em Poker January 9, 2015The Role of Technology in the Increased Violence Against Journalists January 31, 2015"Iraqi Libraries Ransacked by Islamic State in Mosul" February 26 – June 12, 2015The FCC Rules in Favor of Net Neutrality in the United States May 2015A Machine Vision Algorithm Learns to Attribute Paintings to Specific Artists August 6, 2015The New York Times Has Over One Million Paid Digital Subscribers October 1, 2015OCLC Prints the Last Library Catalogue Cards November 2, 2015Amazon.com Opens its First Physical Bookshop, "Amazon Books", in Seattle November 5, 2015The New York Times Introduces Virtual Reality into its Reporting December 11, 2015Based on a Single Example, A. I. Surpasses Human Capabilities in Reading and Copying Written Characters January 27, 2016DeepMind's AI Algorithm Masters the Ancient Game of Go February 6, 2016Mikko Hypponen Introduces and Curates "The Malware Museum" March 16, 2016
What Google's DeepMind Learned in Seoul with AlphaGo March 21, 2016Ink Used to Write Herculaneum Papyri Contained High Metal Concentrations December 2016A Novel Method of Publishing Novels: Prerna Gupta and Parag Chordia of Telepathic Publish Books by Text Messages December 6, 2016The Influence of Social Media on the English-language Web has Surpassed that of Established Media Platforms December 7, 2016Amazon Makes First Drone Delivery: An Airdrop of Popcorn Near Cambridge, England December 13, 2016"How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S."