NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- If I ever get around to writing my magnum opus on the Digital Depression, this year probably won't rate even a full chapter. It wasn't the dumbest or the most brutal.
But it was an Olympic year, so what better time to fire up the national anthems, wave the flags and award the gold, silver and bronze for an Olympic-sized problem: What was big in digital idiocy -- perhaps we should call it digiotica? -- for 2012.
Will the winners please approach the podium.
Bronze medal: Ignoring the Amtrak-ization of the Google Economy.
The big news in 2012 is the Amtrak-ization of the Web. Yes, the Web-addicted still point to jumping revenues at Web companies such as search giant Google (GOOG). The 15 ish-percent bump from Q2 to Q3 this past year is a popular point of digital pride.
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