Google released their Zeitgeist 2011 information complete with top 10 queries in sports, news and entertainment and more for 48 countries. Compare this to last year, when Chatroulette, and the likes of Justin Bieber and Katy Perry topped the international list. You may (or may not be) surprised by what made the top 10 lists by Facebook, Bing, Ask.com and AOL, but we’d love to hear what you think! Here is 2011’s top 10 global queries:
1. Rebecca Black
3. Ryan Dunn
4. Casey Anthony
5. Battlefield 3
6. iPhone 5
8. 東京 電力 – TEPCO (Japanese electric utility company)
9. Steve jobs
You can visit Google Zeitgeist 2011 for query breakdowns by country, segmented into topics. Also, check out this short video Google released, highlighting the top events of 2011:
WOW! This is a HUGE eye opener. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I did my fair part in contributing to the whole Rebecca Black thing (my son Ashton showed me the spoof and I thought I would pee my pants)… but jeez! #1? And Steve Jobs was only #9?? Wow. Just wow.
Who is Rebecca Black? and why did people search for her so much.?.