2012: It’s been quite a year (Video)

By any measure, 2012 has been one for the books. From an election to the Olympics, from Hurricanes to violent massacres, from viral videos to landing on Mars. This year has brought us together, locally, nationally, and even internationally as we hurtle together into a future destined to be built as much by unimaginable new technologies as by the unprecedentedly diverse people wielding them. 2012 was quite a year, so let’s take a quick look back on all that it held.

Cut together by Jean-Louis Nguyen

  • canofeles

    i'm not crying…my alergies… again

  • 99mike

    This one is so much better than the others I've seen. Thanks Chive for coming through once again.

    • http://twitter.com/jeanlouisnguyen @jeanlouisnguyen

      Thanks for watching! If you like the video, feel free to re-share.

  • Scott

    What song is the last half of the video?

    • Dave

      The whole video is the song "The Mighty Rio Grande" by This Will Destroy You. He may have cut it up a bit but it seems like it's just the first 6 minutes of the song.

  • kcco

    "There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit. "
    Tom Wolfe
    Keep Calm and Chive on in 2013!

  • mumbly_joe83

    There was a lot that sucked this year, but fortunately there were a lot of awesome moments as well

  • This

    Explosions in the Sky always makes wonderful videos.

  • Mike

    Made me tear up for some reason.

  • Rooster C

    How was Steve Jobs not added into this?

    • http://twitter.com/jeanlouisnguyen @jeanlouisnguyen

      Hi, thanks for watching! Steve Jobs died in July 2011, hence was not included in the video.

  • ALondonChiver

    Wow what a video! The good, the bad, the beautiful, the inspiring, the memories.

  • Canucks_Rule

    great vid.

  • Insane2u

    Loved it..chive on

  • Dragyn83

    Made me proud to be a Chiver

  • Mike

    unreal what we can achieve over everything we lose sometimes…

  • CapeLA86

    Is it bad that I didn't recognize half of the stuff shown? Apparently my Facebook news feed doesn't substitute as the morning newspaper. I feel like I missed out on a lot of inspiring moments this year. Looking forward to a more productive 2013.

  • m_ad_04m_ax_

    this was great chive really great year the fact i teared up reminds me i have a heart and am not fully desensitized thanks for that really powerful.

  • scottishcampbell

    Whats the song on this one?

    • http://twitter.com/jeanlouisnguyen @jeanlouisnguyen

      The song is 'The Mighty Rio Grande' by This Will Destroy You (2008).

  • http://twitter.com/jeanlouisnguyen @jeanlouisnguyen

    Hi guys. Thanks for watching! Feel free to re-share. My video was originally on YouTube, at:

  • http://twitter.com/MattWyman7 @MattWyman7

    Guys, if you're going to re-share this, please consider using the original YouTube link (not the copy above). The correct URL is


  • Kyle

    Chive…. Thank you for this. Thank you also Jean-Louis Nguyen. This is beautifully put together.

  • katastrophe89

    Thanks chive, for making me cry like a little bitch.

  • DeMaio

    damn onions!!!!

  • RBZ

    Very Moving. Thank you.

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