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 â€” the spirit of the times.
Fast Gainers by Quarter (U.S.)
Fastest Rising (global)
8. second life
10. club penguin
Fastest Rising (U.S.)
6. club penguin
10. anna nicole smith
Fastest Falling (global)
1. world cup*
*featured in our 2006 fastest-rising list
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.
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* All the Rage
* Top of Mind
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