Google Zeitgeist 2008

Wed 10 December 2008 11:04, Bas van den Beld

Google Zeitgeist 2008

As every year, Google gives us a glimp of the "Zeitgeist", that what people are looking for in Google. “Zeitgeist” means “the spirit of the times” and Google uses aggregated search queries to determine the top trends, fads and memes of the year.

This year Google has looked beyond the boundries. Over 30 countries are aggregated in this years Zeitgeist. Therefore you can look at more than just the trends in the English language.

For each country there are several categories. We can look at categories like Politics, Finance,

Some of the fastest rising terms in European countries:

   1. iplayer
   2. facebook
   3. iphone
   4. youtube
   5. yahoo mail
   6. large hadron collider
   7. obama
   8. friv
   9. cam4
  10. jogo

   1. deezer
   2. facebook
   3. le bon coin
   4. yahoo mail
   5. skyrock
   6. m6
   7. youtube
   8. ikariam
   9. viedemerde
  10. labrute

   1. iphone
   2. buienradar
   3. hyves
   4. youtube
   5. wiki
   6. wii
   7. telegraaf
   8. postbank
   9. webmail
  10. ziggo

   1. wer kennt wen
   2. juegos
   3. facebook
   4. schüler vz
   5. studi vz
   6. jappy
   7. youtube
   8. yasni
   9. obama
  10. euro 2008

More you can find at Google Zeitgeist.

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