Paris Hilton most popular person on Google

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 20 2006 @ 15:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google today released its 2006 year-end Zeitgeist, which is an overview of the most popular searches of 2006.

The most popular search on Google News was Paris Hilton and the top search on Google was not MySpace (which came second) but Bebo.

Here's a list of the top ten searches on this year:
1. bebo
2. myspace
3. world cup
4. metacafe
5. radioblog
6. wikipedia
7. video
8. rebelde
9. mininova
10 wiki
The popularity of terms like "video" and "wiki" can probably be explained by people searching for things like "Greece wiki", "Simpson movie", "Borat movie clips", "Los Angeles wiki" and similar search terms.

Here's a list of the top ten 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
There's also a list of what's hot, including search terms like "who is borat", "what is hezbollah", "how to levitate" and "define web 2.0". On the other pages Google lists searches related to current events and scandals, several milestones, top entertainment searches and sports related searches.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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