Top Internet Trends in Year 2011

Google, Yahoo and Twitter have released their top trending or otherwise top searched terms for the outgoing year 2011 giving us a good review of the year with stories and people that rocked the internet during the said year.

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Google, with its Zeitgeist displayed a list of top trending topics or fastest-growing search terms, not necessarily the most searched terms of the year. Apple’s topped the charts with iPhone 5 (6th position), Steve Jobs (9th Position) and iPad 2 (10th position) as top growing search terms. Google+ stood second after Rebecca Black while “東京 電力” Japanese word for Fukushima also made to the list.

Here’s the list again:

Google’s Fastest-Growing Searches in 2011

1. Rebecca Black
2. Google+
3. Ryan Dunn
4. Casey Anthony
5. Battlefield 3
6. iPhone 5
7. Adele
8. 東京 電力 (Fukishama)
9. Steve Jobs
10. iPad2

Yahoo’s Top Searches in 2011:

1. iPhone
2. Casey Anthony
3. Kim Kardashian
4. Katy Perry
5. Jennifer Lopez
6. Lindsay Lohan
7. “American Idol”
8. Jennifer Aniston
9. Japan Earthquake
10. Osama bin Laden

Top Tweets per Second during 2011

Along with year in stories, Twitter published a list of events that generated most tweets per second. Here you go

  • 6,939 JAN 1 New Years
  • 5,530 MAR 11 Japanese earthquake and tsunami
  • 5,106 MAY 2 Raid on Osama bin Laden
  • 7,166 JUL 17 Brazil eliminated from the Copa America
  • 7,196 JUL 17 End of FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • 5,449 AUG 23 East Coast earthquake
  • 7,064 AUG 25 Steve Jobs resigns
  • 8,868 AUG 28 MTV Video Music Awards
  • 7,671 SEP 20 Troy Davis executed
  • 6,049 OCT 6 Steve Jobs passes away


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