Google Zeitgeist 2006 – The Years Top Searches

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Every year the good folks over at Google get together to tell us all about the things we’ve been searching for over the past twelve months. And so without further adieu, I give you the 10 most popular searches on google.com in 2006.

1. bebo
2. myspace
3. world cup
4. metacafe
5. radioblog
6. wikipedia
7. video
8. rebelde
9. mininova
10. wiki

It looks like technology ruled the roost again this year, with only the number three most popular search “world cup” avoiding the whole geek chic culture. But what’s that you say? You haven’t heard of half of the things on this list? That’s ok, neither have I — and I consider myself a pretty tech-saavy person. Yet I actually had to search bebo before writing this article just to make sure I wasn’t completely out of touch with the real world (for those of you scratching your noodles like I was, it turns out it’s a myspace-like community.)

If you want to see a ton of great top ten lists just like this to get a better sense of what held interest for people in the year that was, hop on over to Google Zeitgeist 2006. Everything from the top ten searches asking “who is” to the top ten searches for tickets are. All very neat stuff!


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