Patents were provided for in the US Constitution to “promote the progress of science and useful arts,” However, many feel the patent system has become vulnerable to abuse, devolving into something the opposite of its original intent: a tool for tech-industry shakedowns and constantly litigation.
Charlie Sheen becomes fastest person to reach one million followers on Twitter. Rebecca Black was the most searched term in the world. Justin Bieber’s tweets were retweeted 5 million times on average. Yep, not even social media was safe from the moronic mass in 2011.