Google Zeitgeist 2010 shows UK’s most popular searches

Darren Allan
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It’s that time of the year when Google releases the statistics on what the country has been searching for the most via its much used engine.

So, what are the most searched for terms of 2010 (as listed by TechRadar)? Well, the top terms are simply predictable one word searches for websites: Facebook is at number one (obviously), followed by BBC, YouTube, Hotmail and Ebay. And in sixth place is Google itself (does not compute… you’re searching for Google, on Google?)

The fastest rising search in the UK was for chatting/dating/ogling site Chatroulette, followed by Formspring, a social networking questions and answers site. The iPad was third, and Lord help us, Justin Bieber was next, followed by the World Cup 2010.

Bieber was second in the fastest rising people searched for as well, although he was beaten out to the top by Kristian Digby, the TV presenter who died earlier this year, reportedly in some sort of sexual experiment with a bin liner gone wrong.

The most searched for gig tickets were Take That, and the most popular divorce was Cheryl Cole’s, naturally enough.

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