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The fastest-rising search terms of 2008

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, December 2, 2008
14 years ago2,352 views

<<To kick off the month of December we wanted to whet your appetite for our year-end Zeitgeist with this sneak peek of the fastest-rising search terms in the U.S. for 2008. We combed through billions of anonymous, aggregated search queries to bring you this snapshot of what's been top-of-mind for Americans in the past 11 months.

When compared to 2007, the following terms have seen the most growth over the past year.

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

You'll see even more top search lists when we release our 2008 Zeitgeist next week. In the meantime, you can get some holiday gift ideas by checking out the season's most popular searches on Google Product Search.>>

My only surprise: "surf the channel". I need to check that out!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I heard (think on gizmodo) that Britney Spears was still searched more than Obama. Our race is doomed :D

And Surf The Channel is an Anime website, or so Yahoo! tells me (Had that tab opened so...) I'm sooo happy :)

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here]James Xuan
It probably referred to Yahoo's 2008 top searches:

1. Britney Spears
2. WWE
3. Barack Obama
4. Miley Cyrus
5. RuneScape
6. Jessica Alba
7. Naruto
8. Lindsay Lohan
9. Angelina Jolie
10. American Idol

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