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Zeitgeist 2010
December 12, 2010 6:24 PM   Subscribe

Google presents: Zeitgeist 2010: How the World Searched, based on the aggregation of billions of search queries people typed into their search engine this year. Accompanying YouTube Video
posted by zarq (12 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Articles:
* Google Releases Most Searched Terms For 2010
* Google Zeitgeist 2010: Lady Gaga Was More Important Than the Oil Spill

Previously, on Google:

Zeitgeist 2009
Zeitgeist 2008
posted by zarq at 6:28 PM on December 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Of note for web geeks: those stunning interactive graphs are being done using the <canvas> tag.
posted by !Jim at 6:37 PM on December 12, 2010


I think something might be missing...
posted by delmoi at 9:05 PM on December 12, 2010


I think something might be missing...

Well...

Though of course you're right. I guess this is not about 2010 but about its first 10 months.
posted by mahershalal at 11:50 PM on December 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


These lists always depress me because it reminds me of the sheer number of morons that google the name of a website instead of just going there.
posted by Rhomboid at 11:51 PM on December 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well...

Well, that's embarrassing... wait, seriously?
posted by delmoi at 11:59 PM on December 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Okay this chart still looks good though.

Why even do a "Zeitgeist" when anyone can play around with trends in real time, I wonder. Just for publicity in the lazy "Oh, a press release, let's report on it!" media.
posted by delmoi at 12:05 AM on December 13, 2010


According the video, the new heroes are people in sports? :(
posted by spacelux at 12:31 AM on December 13, 2010


"Rank by bieber"
posted by sklero at 1:17 AM on December 13, 2010


Fastest rising: chatroulette :D
'nuff said.
posted by Vanifriss at 6:48 AM on December 13, 2010


This is a great way to usher in the new year. I like how they present the bad news first, and then move on to good news. And also the feel-goody music. Sometimes I'm a sucker for feel-good tunes.
posted by tybeet at 9:21 AM on December 13, 2010


These lists always depress me because it reminds me of the sheer number of morons that google the name of a website instead of just going there.

I actually have become one of these “morons” recently. The reason in my case is that it's less typing to google it when I'm on my phone, and sometimes when I'm bedputing. If I'm sitting at a desk, I promise to type the URL.
posted by !Jim at 9:53 AM on December 18, 2010


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