It’s the time of the year when Google Releases its Zeitgeist, a compilation of search trends that dominated billions of Google searches across the world. The Zeitgeist shows the fastest-rising global search queries in 2011, as well as the rising search trends on Google in different countries around the world.
So, who topped the list globally this time?
Surprise, surprise, it’s Rebecca Black! Yes, that girl who uploaded her song on YouTube and then the rest is.. well, whatever it was, there is no denying the fact that she was the hot topic for discussion for many weeks which resulted in catapulting her to the top of Google’s global zeitgeist for 2011.
What’s interesting however is that Rebecca Black surpassed both Google’s own hot new service Google+, and Steve Jobs, whose death caused a flurry globally.
Google has made many changes to its Zeitgeist site for this year. In their own words:
For our 2011 Zeitgeist site, we’ve improved the visualizations to make it easy to compare terms across categories, added detailed infographics for an immersive dive into the data and created a video overview of the search terms that captivated the world this year.
You can check more on the official blog post introducing Google Zeitgeist 2011.
So, spend some time on the Zeitgeist and let us know what do you think about it. Did you expect Rebecca Black to feature as the fastest rising search trend around the world in 2011? Well, honestly, I didn’t.