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by Webnme2 on Dec 31st 2004 in Original WEBnME Blog - Archived

http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html

Follow the link above to visit the Google Press Center: Zeitgeist, where you’ll find Google’s catalog of what searches were most popular over the last year. Sorry folks, most web surfers weren’t looking for information on how to solve the ultimate problem, trying to admire Nobel Peace Prize winners, or tackling thorny intellectual issues. Nope, it appears that five of the top ten queries of the year were for popular women with queries for chat, games, Orlando Bloom, Harry Potter and Mp3 rounding out the mix. Bush and Kerry didn’t make the cut for the top ten popular men when it came to searches. But take heart, for public figure searches “W” came in first followed by Janet Jackson. Kerry trailed at third. There’s lots more and the results are fascinating. Perhaps what we look for on the web tells us a little about what we are.

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The author's first experience with computers was with Fortran IV. Wow that's ancient. After graduate school, he taught history for a number of years at a community college before becoming an attorney. In 1997 he changed careers to become a web developer/designer with an interest in all things web related. He currently maintains several dozen websites. This is his personal blog. The opinions expressed are his own.

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