Google Zeitgeist 2011: Rebecca Black, Google+, Ryan Dunn Makes in the Top 2011 Searches List

Google released its 11th annual Year End look back Zeitgeist of the search--for Google Zeitgeist 2011, web celeb Rebecca Black was the #1 fastest rising query globally, as fans searched for information about the "Friday" singer. And, Adele made the fastest rising lists in over 15 countries spread across five continents, in addition to claiming […]

Google Zeitgeist 2011 Top Google Search of 2011 Around the GlobeGoogle released its 11th annual Year End look back Zeitgeist of the search--for Google Zeitgeist 2011, web celeb Rebecca Black was the #1 fastest rising query globally, as fans searched for information about the "Friday" singer. And, Adele made the fastest rising lists in over 15 countries spread across five continents, in addition to claiming a spot on the Google's global list.

Reality star Ryan Dunn, defendant Casey Anthony and tech luminary Steve Jobs also made to the list, as people of interest took five of the top 10 spots.

Terms related to the Japanese earthquake showed up on lists from almost half of the countries included in the 2011 Zeitgeist, including Japan, where earthquake topped the country's fastest rising list, and the global list.

Also, for the 2011 Zeitgeist site, Google has improved the visualizations to make it easy to compare terms across categories, added detailed infographics for an immersive dive into the data and created a video overview of the search terms that captivated the world this year.

Rebecca Black Top Google 2011 Search rising starHere is the top 10 of Google Zeitgeist 2011:

  1. Rebecca Black
  2. Google+
  3. Ryan Dunn
  4. Casey Anthony
  5. Battlefield 3
  6. iPhone 5
  7. Adele
  8. TEPCO, owners of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant
  9. Steve Jobs
  10. iPad2
  1. MySpace
  2. Hi5
  3. Mebo (we believe they meant Meebo and not the misspelling)
  4. Nasza Klasa (social network)
  5. Netlog (social network)
  6. Baidu
  7. Wer Kennt Wen (social network)
  8. Meinvz (social network)
  9. Hotmail Correo
  10. Delta Airlines

Fastest Rising People Queries in the World

  1. Rebecca Black
  2. Ryan Dunn
  3. Pippa Middleton
  4. Casey Anthony
  5. Adele
  6. Steve Jobs
  7. Amy Winehouse
  8. Osama bin Laden
  9. Charlie Sheen
  10. Kate Middleton

Zeitgeist 2011: Year In Review video:

The Zeitgeist also highlights the fastest rising searches in 2011 and includes several categories related to the environment. To explore top green searches in the US in the Zeitgeist, you can find lists in the Science, Tech & Gadgets, and Quirky categories. "The lists include top searches in alternative energy, rare wild animals, hybrid and alternative vehicles, environmental questions, what people are reusing, quirky environmental, waste disposal, and sustainability," revealed Google Green blog.

Google has also created a Green Scrapbook so you can explore these green trends, choose your favorites, and reveal videos and surprising facts about them.

Check out the highlights video:

Top Google Searches of 2011 of India includes:

Fastest rising searches

Facebook
IBPS
Google+
World Cup 2011
Bodyguard
Ra.one
Anna Hazare
IPL 2011
Poonam Pandey
Ready

Top Searches

Facebook
YouTube
Gmail
Yahoomail
Google
Yahoo
IRCTC
Rediffmail
Indian Railways
way2sms

Top Searched People

Katrina Kaif
Anna Hazare
Salman Khan
Poonam Pandey
Justin Bieber
Aishwarya Rai
Sachin Tendulkar
Kareena Kapoor
Steve Jobs
Priyanka Chopra

For more detailed information, you can head over to Year-End Google Zeitgeist website to see the top global searches of 2011, and additional top searches in more than forty countries.