In the usual manner close to the year end Google has released their 2009 Year-End Zeitgeist lists of the most popular searches for 2009. This year, in the global segment, King Of Pop Michael Jackson is the most searched query. As millions of fans bid adieu to the pop icon Michael Jackson, this is a silent tribute to the departed pop icon who made a long lasting impression on millions around the globe. Keeping away Michael Jackson’s unsurpassable popularity, this is an example of how popular icons can create influence on searchers.
Facebook landed comfortably in the second spot among the global rising terms, while, being touted as ‘Spanish Facebook’ Tuenti landed in the top #3 position on the fastest growing list. This time Google added top searches by city too.
Global Search Category Data
Here is the 2009 zeitgeist global list. Not sure what something is? Click on the links to find out!
Fastest Falling Search Terms
It is quite surprising that U.S. President Barack Obama spotted under the fastest falling global list as #4 . Have a glance at the ‘Fastest Falling’ search terms:
- beijing 2008
- euro 2008
- heath ledger
- barack obama
- amy winehouse
Top Searches On Google From Canada
This year, Canadians used internet mostly to learn about the changes underway around the world. Social tools comprise many of the year’s most popular and fastest-rising searches, in addition to local services such as weather, classifieds, and maps. The surging social bookmarking site ‘Twitter’ captivated the minds of Canadians and is the No: 1 fastest growing search term in the Zeitgeist for Canada. Are Canadian folks turning a bit tech-savvy? Seems so, ‘Blackberry’ became the second most searched term in the Canadian list. Michael Jackson also landed in the #9 berth on the fastest growing list.
Here is the data for the ‘fastest growing’ search terms in Canada!
- yahoo mail
- natasha richardson
- justin bieber
- new moon
- michael jackson
- google street view
Aren’t we social?