Google 2008 Zeitgeist
The most searched term for Google users in the UK and in South Africa was Facebook. Hardly surprising considering the ever increasing growth of the social media giant. The majority of the top 10 searches in the UK were for our favourite websites – bbc, youtube, hotmail and yahoo as well as bebo.
It illustrates how much we actually rely on Google. Clearly people know what the url for facebook is yet they still type facebook into the Google search bar instead of the address bar. What puzzled me is how Google made it to the 8th spot on the most searched terms on Google in SA? Hopefully it includes
searches for Google Maps, Google Trends etc.. not sure but it's a little worrying.
So here are they, the most popular Google searches in the UK.
as well as the most popular Google searches in South Africa.
- cape times
From a global perspective there was an obvious preoccupation with the US elections and the Beijing Olympics. Four social media sites made into the top ten as well as a sprinkle of sports and celebrities.
10. Jonas Brothers