What were people searching for online in 2006? Google answers this question in its Zeitgeist 2006 year end review. Google defines the popular German word “Zeitgeist” as: “Meaning: the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era.” According to Google the top ten search terms in 2006 were:
3. world cup
Count yourself very tuned in, albeit immature, if you knew them all!
Google also reports the top search terms in a host of sub-categories, including News, Current Events, Entertainment and Sports. Google reports the Zeitgeist monthly, as well as annually, to help keep track of what people want.
According to Google’s record of every Google search made in 2006 the most popular “News” searches were:
1. paris hilton
2. orlando bloom
5. hurricane katrina
7. martina hingis
9. 2006 nfl draft
10. celebrity big brother 2006
Hmmm . . . . . . . kind of makes you wonder about the emotional and intellectual maturity of the online community?