End of the Year Lists

It’s getting close to the end of the year, which means lists, all sorts of lists.  This week, the top three search engines came out with their top ten searches for 2009.  It’s remarkable how different they are, and you can extrapolate from these lists a personality type for each of the engines.  At least I can, and I really can’t help myself.  Google had a large component of International searches.  Bing seemed to benefit primarily from a spate of celebrity deaths and disasters (although Michael Jackson topped all three).  And Yahoo is about as pop culture as you can get. 

TOP TEN SEARCHES FOR GOOGLE

  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Facebook
  3. Tuenti
  4. Twitter
  5. Sanalika (a Turkish social-networking site)
  6. “New Moon” (the movie exploded onto the scene in November)
  7. Lady Gaga — people searched as much for pictures and videos of the singer as they did for facts or song lyrics
  8. Windows 7
  9. Dantri.com.vn (a Vietnamese portal).
  10. Torpedo Gratis (a Brazilian text-messaging site).

TOP TEN BING TRENDING TOPICS

  1. Michael Jackson
  2.  Twitter
  3.  Swine Flu
  4.  Stock Market
  5.  Farrah Fawcett
  6.  Patrick Swayze
  7.  Cash for Clunkers
  8.  Jon and Kate Gosselin
  9.  Billy Mays
  10.  Jaycee Dugard

 

TOP TEN OVERALL YAHOO! SEARCHES FOR 2009
1. Michael Jackson
2.
Twilight
3. WWE
4. Megan Fox
5. Britney Spears
6. Naruto (Japanese Anime)
7. American Idol
8. Kim Kardashian
9. NASCAR
10. Runescape

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