Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Top Searches in 2008

What do Sarah Palin, Facebook and Euro 2008 have in common?

They are all on the list of the top ten fastest rising queries on Google during 2008.

The search engine has published its year-end Zeitgeist, the tool which reveals what internet users are searching for.

The most searched term for Google users in the UK was Facebook while the BBC came second and its iPlayer service was the fastest rising query.

The list also reveals what global preoccupations are and this year the US election candidates and the Beijing Olympics figure high.

The things people around the globe have in common are a strong interest in socialising and politics, according to Marissa Mayer, vice president of search at Google.

"Social networks compromised four out of the top ten global fastest-rising queries while the US election held everyone's interest around the globe," she wrote on Google's official blog.

Sarah Palin
Beijing 2008
Facebook login
Heath Ledger
Nasza Klasa
Wer Kennt Wen
Euro 2008
Jonas Brothers

Read the full article at : BBC News

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