Google Zeitgeist: top web searches of 2011

Google has released its Zeitgeist 2011 list, a rundown of how the world searched in the past year. This is the eleventh year that Google has performed the mammoth task of sorting billions of queries through its search engine to identify the 10 terms with the highest growth rate during the year.

Some new features have been added to this year’s Zeitgeist retrospective. For instance, there’s a video, backed by the song “Sooner or Later,” by Mat Kearney, recapping the year’s highlights.

popular searched term in google

top google searches of 2011

Zeitgeist 2011: Year In Review (Youtube Video)

Google Top 10 Searches of 2011 List

PEOPLE

bieber

1. Justin Bieber, right

2. Kim Kardashian

3. Lady Gaga

4. Nicki Minaj

5. Casey Anthony

6. Selena Gomez

7. Charlie Sheen

8. Steve Jobs

9. Amy Winehouse

10. Ryan Dunn

FASTEST-RISING SEARCHES

Partying, partying: Rebecca Black, who rose to fame with her YouTube music video Friday, was the fastest-rising search in 2011

1. Rebecca Black, right

2. Google+

3. Hurricane Irene

4. Pinterest

5. Ryan Dunn

6. iPhone 5

7. Casey Anthony

8. Adele

9. Osama bin Laden

10. Steve Jobs

NEWS TOP TEN

casey

1. Hurricane Irene

2. Occupy

3. Japan Earthquake

4. iPhone 5

5. iPad2

6. Libya

7. Osama bin Laden

8. Egypt

9. Casey Anthony, above

10. Ron Paul

TOP SEARCHES (FASTEST FALLING)

myspace

1. 2010 Calendar

2. Myspace.com, right

3. Meebo

4. Mapquest Directions

5. Fifa

6. Limewire

7. Inception

8. Sears.com

9. AT&T Wireless

10. Lost

PEOPLE (FASTEST-RISING)

Ryan Dunn

1. Ryan Dunn, right

 2. Adele

 3. Rebecca Black

 4. Ed Sheeran

 5. Amy Winehouse

 6. Charlie Sheen

 7. Steve Jobs

 8. Kate Middleton

 9. Nicki Minaj

 10. Darren Criss

TV SHOWS (FASTEST-RISING)

idol

1. Big Brother 13

2. American Idol, right

3. Dexter Season 6

4. X Factor USA

5. Beavis and Butthead

6. Torchwood

7. Pretty Little Liars

8. Celebrity Apprentice

9. All My Children

10. Real Housewives

CELEBRITY DEATHS

winehouse

1. Amy Winehouse

2. Ryan Dunn

3. Nate Dogg

4. Steve Jobs

5. Heavy D

6. Randy Savage

7. Mike Starr

8. Jani Lane

9. Joe Frazier

10. Jeff Conway

SPORTS

punch

1. Mayweather vs Oritz

2. NCAA Bracket 2011

3. Dan Wheldon

4. Madden 12

5. Kris Humphries

6. Kentucky Derby 2011

7. NFL Lockout

8. Randy Savage

9. NFL Draft 2011

10. Dirk Nowitzki

 ‘WHAT IS…’ (TOP SEARCHES)

plank1. Love

2. Planking, above

3. Twitter

4. Gluten

5. Skype

6. Dubstep

7. Autism

8. Lupus

9. Gout

10. Google+

TRAVEL (TOP DESTINATIONS)

Las Vegas1. Las Vegas, above

2. New York

3. Disneyland Paris

4. Jamaica

5. Orlando

6. Barbados

7. Hawaii

8. Caribbean

9. Florida

10. Cuba

BOOKS (FASTEST RISING)

potter

1. Harry Potter, right

2. Pretty Little Liars

3. Breaking Dawn

4. Romeo and Juliet

5. Vampire Diaries

6. Gossip Girl

7. Alice in Wonderland

8. Water For Elephants

9. Jane Eyre

10. Atlas Shrugged

  PETS

puppies

1. Dogs

2. Puppies

3. Cats

4. Pitbull

5. German Shepherd

6. Pomeranian

7. Shih Tzu

8. French Bulldog

9. Shiba Inu

10. Sugar Glider

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