Top Google searches of 2011
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.