Google Releases Zeitgeist 2011 Search Statistics
Google has released it’s Zeitgeist 2011 statistics. Google Zeitgeist highlights the top search trends of the year. I also see it as a snapshot into our culture because it really highlights recent fads, what sparks our interest and what grabbed the most attention. Whenever I see these lists, it’s a mix of excited curiosity and a bit of sadness over what grabs the most attention in our society. Take it as you will. Here is the top 10 list with some notes and comments for reference.
Top 10 Fastest Rising Google Searches in 2011
1.) Rebecca Black [WHY?!!]
3.) Ryan Dunn [He was the main daredevil in the show jacka**. Died this year]
4.) Casey Anthony [Mother was found not guilty of first degree murder charges of her daughter Caylee]
5.) Battlefield 3 [Video Game]
6.) iPhone 5
7.) Adele [Singer]
8.) 東京 電力 (TEPCO) [Japan’s Nuclear Power Plant Evacuated after Quake.]
9.) Steve Jobs
10.) iPad 2
Considering all the tragedies that happened this year, you would think such things would be higher on the list, but Rebecca Black? Really?
Couple more top 5/10 lists for those interested.
Top 5 Google Searches – Gadgets
1.) Amazon Kindle Fire
2.) iPhone 4s
3.) Sidekick 4g
4.) HP Touchpad
5.) Spb Shell 3d
*6) iPad 2 [case you were wondering]
Top 10 Fastest Falling Google Searches in 2011
1.) Myspace [it has traffic to be falling?]
2.) Hi5 [oh I hate those spam friend emails!]
4.) Nasza Klasa
6.) Baidu [Largest Search Engine in China.]
7.) Wer Kennt Wen
9.) Hotmail Correo
10.) Delta Airlines
Top 5 Clean Cut Media Searches
Only because I know you are dying to know this…
I’ve also linked to the article driving the most traffic.
Note that these statistics favor postings that came earlier in the year since the data is cumulative.
In 2011 (search queries grouped by category).
1.) YouTube [YouTube Statistics – The Ultimate Time Suck]
2.) Chalk Art [3D Chalk Arts in the Streets Part I]
3.) Michael Jackson [Michael Jackson Death Causes Social Media Explosion]
4.) Social Media [Social Media Statistics Video]
5.) Clean Movies [Clean Family Friendly Movie Reviews & Ratings]
6.) 9/11 [Sept 11, 2001 – World Trade Center, Remembering 9/11]
7.) Art [Amazing 3D Building Chalk Arts]
8.) Photoshop [France to Regulate Airbrushed & Photoshopping Pictures]
9.) Facebook [Change Your New HTTPS Facebook Privacy Settings Now]
10.) Nickelback [Nickelback – Savin’ Me Music Video]
- Any of this shock you or surprise you?
- Any thoughts on this list?