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Ask.com said the top trending news question was related the 2012 Olympics: “How many medals did the U.S. gymnastics team win?” Other top queries on Ask.com included “When is the Facebook IPO?” and “Why was Trayvon Martin shot?”

And people were happy to pass on popular Twitter posts by retweeting them. According to Twitter, the year’s most popular retweets were President Barack Obama’s “Four more years,” and Justin Bieber’s farewell to six-year-old fan Avalanna Routh, who died of a rare form of brain cancer: “RIP Avalanna. i love you”.