Google Announces 2007 End-of-Year Zeitgeist

Google Announces 2007 End-of-Year Zeitgeist

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (RUSHPRNEWS) December 14, 2007- Today, Google announced its 2007 End-of-Year Zeitgeist. This year’s Zeitgeist reflects both the most popular and the fastest-rising global search terms that people have typed into Google.com. We mined millions of search queries to discover what captured people’s attention this year. To see the results of this research, both serious (news makers, presidential candidates, etc.) and light (movies, lyrics, ringtones, etc.), visit http://www.google.com/zeitgeist.

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2007 Year-End Zeitgeist

We’re bidding adieu to 2007 with a look back at the breaking news, the big events and the must-have gadgets that captivated us this year (give or take a few weeks; we compile this list by early December). To get a glimpse of what’s been on our collective consciousness, we mined billions of search queries to discover what sorts of things rose to the top. We encourage you to check out our findings to see if you, too, reflect the zeitgeist — the spirit of the times.
Fast Gainers by Quarter (U.S.)
Fastest Rising (global)

1. iphone
2. badoo
3. facebook
4. dailymotion
5. webkinz
6. youtube
7. ebuddy
8. second life
9. hi5
10. club penguin

Fastest Rising (U.S.)

1. iphone
2. webkinz
3. tmz
4. transformers
5. youtube
6. club penguin
7. myspace
8. heroes
9. facebook
10. anna nicole smith

Fastest Falling (global)

1. world cup*
2. mozart
3. fifa
4. rebelde*
5. kazaa
6. xanga
7. webdetente
8. sudoku
9. shakira
10. mp3

*featured in our 2006 fastest-rising list
Methodology

In compiling the 2007 Year-End Zeitgeist, we studied the aggregation of billions of search queries people conducted on Google. We should note that no individual searcher’s information was made available to us. Except where noted, all of these search terms are most popular for Google.com in the U.S.

Book Search

If you’re looking for results from Google Book Search, enter the name of an author or book title into the search box, then hit the Enter key or click the Google search button. We’ll return any book content we have as part of your standard web results.

Definition (Multiple)

To view a comprehensive list of definitions for a word or phrase, type “define:” followed by a word or phrase and hit Enter or click the Google search button.

Movies (Specific Film Times)

To get showtimes for movies currently in theatres, type in the title into the Google search box and hit the Enter key or click the Google search button. If you enter your location, Google will return your local results; otherwise we’ll ask you for it on the results page.

Weather

To see the weather for many U.S. and worldwide cities, type “weather” followed by the city and state, city and country, or U.S. zip code into the search box, then hit the Enter key or click the Google search button to see a four-day forecast.

~ Operator

If you want to search not only for your search term but also for its synonyms, place the tilde sign (~) immediately in front of your query in the search box, then hit the Enter key or click the Google search button.

Patent Search

To search for U.S. patents, enter the word “patent” followed by the patent number into the Google search box and hit the Enter key or click the Google search button.

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* Top of Mind

©2007 Google

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