Top ten Google queries.
WITH each year comes a bevy of new internet fads, memes and high- ranking stories.
Google Zeitgeist 2011 has examined the top search terms of the year, from ‘‘ Steve Jobs’’ to ‘‘ Google+’’, and released the content online.
‘‘ As we leave the year behind, we’re taking a look at the biggest events, news, and people who shaped the year,’’ the site explains. ‘‘ We analysed the billions of queries that were typed into Google over the year to give you a glimpse of 2011, as seen through the lenses of Google searches.’’
What did the online world want to know about this year? The results may surprise you and perhaps even disappoint you.
With Google Zeitgeist, you can also personalise the web search history.
Want to take a glimpse at your own web activity over the year, including top queries and peak activity times?
Log into ‘‘ web history’’ with your Google account and click on the ‘‘ trends’’ tab for a fun look at your queries and browsing history over time.
As we are all coming to realise, what happens online stays online indefinitely. Best be careful what you search for.