The nation used Twitter to mark the second inauguration of President Obama and to get information on the Boston Marathon bombing. But the year's most retweeted tweet was about the sudden death of a TV star.
He defied a military dictator, sacked a prime minister, and persistently called generals and intelligence chiefs to account. He sought to assert the rights of the impoverished multitude. Iftikhar Chaudhry, and his push for a more independent judiciary, changed the balance of power in his turbulent nation.