Ruth Mortimer on 2009’s top search terms

Google has produced a report of the most searched-for terms of 2009. It calls these the “fastest rising” tables as it compares these particular terms to how much they were searched for in 2008 – those with the largest boost end up topping the table.

While some of them are obvious and universal – “Michael Jackon” and “Twitter” for example – the food and drink items most searched for are perhaps more interesting.

The fastest rising search terms (for food & drink, global) are:

acai berry
picnic
Tesco Direct
Senseo
peanut butter recall
Nespresso commande
Habib’s delivery
mocktail
Masterchef Australia

Hmmm. I’d be feeling pretty pleased if I was Tesco Direct, seeing as this came up as part of a global fastest rising list of search terms. I’m not quite sure what the Japanese search term says, but I’ll take Google’s word that it is some sort of food and drink.

The fastest rising search terms overall were:

Michael Jackson
Facebook
Tuenti
Twitter
Sanalika
New Moon
Lady Gaga
Windows 7
Dantri.com.vn
Torpedo Gratis
And the fastest falling were:
Beijing 2008
Euro 2008
Heath Ledger
Barack Obama
Amy Winehouse
Kraloyun
Dailymotion
Bebo
Wii
eMule

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