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Our favourite people (and animals) on the Internet in 2012

People, cats, dogs, William Shatner. They’re all here…

WE’VE LOOKED AT the best memes of 2012, but now it’s time to dig a little deeper and take a look at some of our favourite people on the Internet in 2012.

From talk show hosts to smiley babies and from people pointing to a guy falling on the ice (no, not THAT guy).

The people who created dogshaming


Ikea monkey

Not a person, but still one of the greatest things to ever happen to the Internet (if you like monkeys in coats).

Guy who looks like a thumb


Talking animals a la Sminky Shorts


William Shatner

He signs off all his tweets with MBB “My best, Bill” , he tweets people back, and he is generally just deadly…

Also, this is his Twitter background:

The guy who proposed like this

Whoever put these boots on Barkley


The person who owns Maru the Cat


Jimmy Fallon

The person who first used the hashtag #Eastwooding

What’s #Eastwooding?

Peaches’ Geldof’s baby

Bob Geldof’s lass obsessively tweets pictures of her son Astala.

He looks like the happiest baby on earth. He gets our vote.

The photobombing girl


The German guy who fell on the ice and said “mein arsche”


Can’t see it? Click here>

Henri the Existential Cat


Who was your favourite person (or animal) on the Internet in 2012? Let us know in the comments section below…

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Emer McLysaght

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