Top Google searches of 2011

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1: Re­becca Black: The Amer­i­can singer made a big splash on the in­ter­net with the re­lease of her pop

song Fri­day and inane mu­sic video, cat­a­pult­ing the then 13- year- old to fame af­ter re­ceiv­ing more than 167 mil­lion views on Youtube.

2: Google+: Google en­tered the so­cial net­work­ing sphere in June with the launch of Google+. Google+ amassed a user base of more than 10 mil­lion peo­ple in its first three weeks. But are they still us­ing it?

3: Ryan Dunn: Best known for his dare­devil stunts on the re­al­ity TV

show Jack­ass, ac­tor Ryan Dunn died in a drink- driv­ing ac­ci­dent on June 20, aged 34.

4: Casey An­thony: Young mother Casey An­thony was charged with first- de­gree mur­der when the re­mains of her two- year- old daugh­ter Caylee were found in a wooded area near her home in Or­lando, Florida. To the online world’s out­rage, the jury found her not guilty on July 5.

5: Bat­tle­field 3: EA’S highly an­tic­i­pated first- per­son shooter video game Bat­tle­field 3 sold five mil­lion copies in its first week.

6: iphone 5: Many be­lieved Ap­ple’s new­est smart­phone would be called the iphone 5, with ru­moured fea­tures in­clud­ing a larger screen, edge- to- edge glass, an eight megapixel cam­era and ex­ten­sive voice con­trols.

7: Adele: The 22- year- old English singer rocked the mu­sic in­dus­try with the re­lease of her sec­ond al­bum 21. The al­bum de­buted at No. 1 on the UK al­bums chart and stayed there for 16 con­sec­u­tive weeks.

8: ( TEPCO) Fukushima: Af­ter the 2011 earthquake and tsunami badly dam­aged sev­eral nu­clear re­ac­tors, the Ja­panese Govern­ment or­dered the evac­u­a­tion of thou­sands of res­i­dents liv­ing near the ( TEPCO) Fukushima 1 Plant.

9: Steve Jobs: Ap­ple’s vi­sion­ary Steve Jobs rev­o­lu­tionised the way peo­ple live and work with the aid of Mac com­put­ers, ipods, iphones, and ipads. He died on Oc­to­ber 5.

10: ipad2: ipad 2 took the world by storm when 500,000 of the sec­ond- gen­er­a­tion tablets were sold on their de­but week­end.

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