Year in Review: Web Sensation 2012Related: 2012 Year In Review, Web Sensation, Alicia Keys, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez
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By Wonderwall Editors
With every passing year, the World Wide Web seems to grow wider and wider, giving stars ever more opportunities to promote themselves online. And in 2012, that was definitely the case. From creating social networks to hosting web chats to starring in funny videos, celebs reached out to their fans in countless ways this year. Find out which stars were 2012's biggest Web Sensations!
Justin has had a lot of social media-related firsts since rising to fame. Well, here's another notch JB can carve into his laptop: In March, the singer has become the first Instagram user to reach a million followers. Then, in June, he became the first artist to become Vevo Certified, meaning that after his "Baby" music video hit 100 million views, it got a badge and he received a spotlight on Vevo, which included special content for fans.
Later in the year, the Biebs claimed someone swiped his laptop, which contained private information, and rumors that there was a sex tape of the pop star went viral. Alas, it was all a scheme to market his "stolen footage"-themed music video for "Beauty and a Beat," which went on to set the record for the most views on Vevo during its first 24 hours online with 10.6 million views.
Justin's putting money where his mouse is too. In July, he signed on to invest in iPhone and iPad recommendations app Stamped, which helps you keep track of and share favorite restaurants, books, music, movies and apps. Stamped also lets you see what A-list tastemakers recommend. Would you give this app your stamp of approval?
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- Double TroubleFrom the Olsens to the Mowrys, see some of Hollywood's most famous twins.Watch Video »
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- Miley's MusicMiley Cyrus mixes music and fashion while ignoring her relationship status, on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
- Royal AdviceSnooki gives Prince Harry some advice, plus more celeb stories on 7 Wonders, hosted by Tim Kash.Watch Video »
- Country CutiesCheck out the hottest couples in country music.Watch Video »
- Queen's FeastBeyonce had a major feast in Dublin, plus more celeb stories on 7 Wonders, hosted by Tim Kash.Watch Video »
- Bump DebutSelena Gomez breaks some pregnancy news on Twitter on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
- Crazy QuotesCheck out some of Gwyneth Paltrow's craziest quotes.Watch Video »
- Beers With BieberJustin Bieber shares photos of his beer-drinking safari on social media on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
- Missing Miley?Get the scoop on the newest breakup rumors on Replay hosted by Wonderwall's Kirby Kristen.Watch Video »
- Visiting U.S.Prince Harry is visiting the United States again, plus more celeb stories on 7 Wonders, hosted by Tim Kash.Watch Video »
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- Wants PrivacySelena Gomez doesn't like everyone knowing about her relationship with Justin Bieber, plus more celeb stories on 7 Wonders.Watch Video »
- Baby FaceCheck out the first pic of Malin Akerman's son -- a closeup of his adorable face -- on today's Celebs Gone Social ...Watch Video »
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