Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Google Zeitgesit 2008 Highlights Top Searchs Of The Year

Today Google released the 2008 Year-End Google Zeitgeist, a list comprised of Google's fastest-rising searches of the year. Since 2001 Google has been creating the list, that compile data bu studying the aggregation of the billions of search queries that people type into the Google search box.

Google’s Fastest Rising Search Terms for 2008(Global)
  1. sarah palin
  2. beijing 2008
  3. facebook login
  4. tuenti (a Spanish site similar to FaceBook)
  5. heath ledger
  6. obama
  7. nasza klasa (a Polish social networking site)
  8. wer kennt wen (a German social networking site)
  9. euro 2008
  10. jonas brothers

Google's Fastest Rising Terms For The U.S.
  1. obama
  2. facebook
  3. att
  4. iphone
  5. youtube
  6. fox news
  7. palin
  8. beijing 2008
  9. david cook
  10. surf the channel

Social Networks*
  1. facebook
  2. myspace
  3. hi5
  4. orkut
  5. linkedin
  6. nasza klasa
  7. netlog
  8. mixi (Japaneses social networking site)
  9. meetup
  10. odnoklassniki (Russian social networking site)

*Networking around the world: nearly half the list is comprised of sites based outside of the U.S.

There are several more lists that comprise varies aspects of search, such as the top "who is", top "how to", top "diy" and many many more. You can check out the complete list as well as results from other countries at the Zeitgesit 2008 homepage, you can also find more information and some great links at the Official Google Blog Post: The global Zeitgeist.

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