The bigger the number, the bigger the headline?
From $25 million bonuses to $20,000 bitcoins, the largest numbers sometimes command the most attention.
But big news also arrives in small numbers. Like the number of times Mark Zuckerberg apologized to Congress (12). These figures might not be as sensational, but their significance helped shape the past year.
So, with that in mind, here is a small number of small numbers that had a big impact in 2018.
Washington Post, CNN, Wired, Quartz, The Verge
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