We’ve had a lot of interesting moments at Mashable in the past year — and luckily, we also happened to be filming many of them. In 2012, we followed an Internet celebrity singing with a turkey leg, talked to folks who lined up for the iPhone 5 for a week, and a tracked down a filmmaker who did documentaries for the Arab Spring. We also peered into Martha Stewart’s bag and survived a takeover attempt from Conan O’Brien.
1. Conan O’Brien Buys Mashable, Ousts Pete Cashmore as CEO
In an April Fools’ Day prank, TeamCoco and Mashable got together to create a zany story line that includes Conan buying the site and ousting founder and CEO Pete Cashmore. The Conan O’Brien takeover launched at midnight on April 1 in a 24-hour story arc that shows O’Brien’s attempts to make paper-based tweeting happen.
2. Mashable Goes ‘Behind the Launch’ With New Documentary Series
We follow the journey of Vungle, an in-app advertising startup, as they court investors, hire new employees, and finally launch their company. Catch up on all fourteen episodes here.
3. How to Learn a Language on YouTube
Reporter Neha Prakash embarks on an attempt to learn Russian from YouTube tutorials, which culminates in a trip to a Russian restaurant as she tries to order from the fluent waitress. Her favorite word? C??????, which means “thank you.”
4. What’s in Martha Stewart’s Tech Bag?
America’s pioneering DIY expert has three iPads. What else does she carry in her seemingly endless bag of gadgets?
5. Watch Calexico Play Two Songs Live At Mashable
Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico fill Mashable HQ with the distinctive sound of the American southwest. They talk about their new album, Algiers, being a musician in the digital era, and sticking to an analog recording experience.
6. What Does Siri Know About the iPhone 5?
Tech editor Pete Pachal grills Siri for inside information about the phone, only to get coy replies.
7. Who Lined Up For the iPhone 5?
Meet the colorful characters who camped out at the Apple flagship store for a week.
8. iPhone 5 Line: Unnecessary But Fun
We do an early morning stakeout at the Apple Store right before it opens its doors.
9. This Is What Happens When Comic Con Attendees Try to Impersonate Bane
At the New York Comic Con, we asked everyone from Wolverine to Batman himself to demonstrate their finest Bane super-villain vocal talents, with mixed results.
10. This Man Fights in and Films the Last Gasps of the Arab Spring
Activist and filmmaker Matthew VanDyke spent years traversing North Africa and the Middle East by motorcycle, befriending Libyans and other travelers along the way. We talk to him about his work in this two-part series.
11. Nicole Westbrook Talks Turkey With New Yorkers
Watch 12-year-old YouTube viral video star Nicole Westbrook as she interviews people on the street with a turkey leg. You can’t make this stuff up.
12. Internet Feline Luminary Talks Big Data and Facebook Stock
Watercooler Editor Annie Colbert picks the brain of one of the Internet’s foremost felines, Grumpy Cat.
BONUS: Mashable Isn’t the Only 7-Year-Old Digital Expert
When Mashable turned seven years old, it got us thinking: How does a 7-year-old media company compare with actual 7-year-olds? We talked to kids from 92nd Street Y’s Camp Yomi to discuss Facebook’s valuation, LinkedIn tips and the fate of the BlackBerry.
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