Google has announced its Zeitgeist list for 2006.
I always thought this list should be their most popular searches. It’s not. Year after year the most popular search terms are pretty much the same… and I’m sure the Google boys didn’t want to let on what people are really searching for.
No specifics, but by and large, you’re perverted!
As Google’s corporate voice explains:
Indulge me a moment. There are some entries we do have to discuss. For instance, number one on Google’s master list is Bebo. Yes – the world is searching for Bebo. I have no clue what Bebo is (and until a moment ago, I was going to type ‘who it is’)!
Let’s put this in perspective – each time I type Bebo, my spell checker reminds me I’ve done something wrong!
Inferred in that is, I’m too old (or too married) to ‘get’ a social networking site. That’s depressing.
There are a few other interesting tidbits to be found. There was lots of buzz off the net (aka – the real world) this year for Dancing with the Stars and Project Runway. They’re both rounding errors compared to American Idol!
Likewise, the Super Bowl, World Series and Olympics paled in comparison to the World Cup – a non-event in the United States.
If you’re romantic, the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes wedding took 4 of the top-10 spots in the marriage list. Next year, we’ll see how the breakup rates.
Finally, who are the Cheetah Girls and why do so many people want tickets? Can a huge touring act be completely under my radar? Am I that unhip?