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