Google reveals search terms of the year

Google has revealed the most popular search terms of the year, providing an insight into some of the key trends of 2008. The global list reveals some terms likely to be unfamiliar to UK residents. Tuenti, the fourth fastest-rising search term globally, is a Spanish social networking website, and Nasza Klasa, the seventh, is a Polish equivalent. In the UK, the BBC's digital catch-up service, iPlayer, tops the list of fastest-rising terms after its launch in December 2007, though the most popular search result is 'Facebook', followed by 'BBC' and 'YouTube'. Fastest Rising (Global) 1. Sarah Palin 2. Beijing 2008 3. Facebook login 4. Tuenti 5. Heath Ledger 6. Obama 7. Nasza Klasa 8. Wer Kennt Wen 9. Euro 2008 10. Jonas Brothers Top UK search terms 1. Facebook 2. BBC 3. YouTube 4. eBay 5. Games 6. News 7. Hotmail 8. Bebo 9. Yahoo 10. Jobs Fastest Rising UK Search Terms 1. iplayer 2. Facebook 3. iphone 4. YouTube 5. Yahoo Mail 6. Large Hadron Collider 7. Obama 8. Friv 9. Cam4 10. Jogos For more results from the 'Google Zeitgeist' listings, including country-by-country analysis, click here.

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