Google Release 2006 Zeitgeist Report

Two weeks ago it was Yahoo sharing the most searched for terms in it’s engine – today Google shares theirs with their annual Zeitgeist Report.

Google’s top searches for the year:

1. bebo
2. myspace
3. world cup
4. metacafe
5. radioblog
6. wikipedia
7. video
8. rebelde
9. mininova
10. wiki

The top searches on Google News:

1. paris hilton
2. orlando bloom
3. cancer
4. podcasting
5. hurricane katrina
6. bankruptcy
7. martina hingis
8. autism
9. 2006 nfl draft
10. celebrity big brother 2006

Also check out their What’s Hot page, their current events page, their milestones page and their entertainment and sports pages.

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  1. Hello Darren & Everyone !

    Thanks for this list ! There are a few surprises on there for me,
    especially the top one which I wasn’t familiar with *

    Take Care & A Merry Christmas To Everyone ! : )

    Michael F.T.F

  2. Jason Hooker says:

    I still haven’t figured out what the big deal is with MySpace.

    Seems to me just another tool for making truly horrid looking web pages.

  3. MM says:

    As far as the search term rankings go, I find it interesting that the top searches on Yahoo were mostly celebrity searches, while the Google top 10 were more internet services/ technology related.
    The big deal with myspace is it’s reach. Just like any other networking site, or network in general, it’s draw is directly related to the amount of members. The more members it has, the more it will attract. Like anything else in popular culture, it is begining to get “old” and lose some of it’s appeal.

    I think MySpace takes the chatrooms of yesterday one step further. You can be social with as many people as you want (at the same time) without the fear of the embarassment of rejection or any kind of akwardness.

  4. $1 Link says:

    What in blazes is a bebo?

  5. Rik says:

    Yeah and what is ‘rebelde’ am I missing something big here?

  6. Atanas Yanev says:

    $1 Link, and where is “paris hilton naked” ?:D

  7. nakedpastor says:

    i was surprised to see autism on the list. but then, have a friend who has a child with autism, and the local resources are sparce at best and non-existent at worst.

  8. Turil says:

    I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who is apparently out of the loop on some of those words…

    Maybe it’s a ploy to try and get us to do a search for those words. If so, I’m not going to fall into that trap!

  9. Dustin says:

    I’m with Jason (#2) on this one. Well put.