The 2011 Google Zeitgeist is Out

Google has turned in its annual list of most popular things people searched for in 2011. The list varies from popular culture to gadgets to tragedies.

10. iPad 2 – The second installment of the wonder Tablet kicks off the list.

9. Steve Jobs – One of the greatest innovators of our times died during the year, the whole world paid tribute in unison. He was battling Pancreatic cancer and died at the age of 56.

8. TEPCO – Tokyo Electric Power Company; the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant. The Fukushima nuclear disaster was triggered by an Earthquake and Tsunami that shook Japan and sent shockwaves across the world. It was the biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

7. Adele – The English singer-songwriter set the record charts on fire with her album 21 that ended up being 16 weeks on the top of the UK Albums Chart and sold a whopping 18 Million copies worldwide by December.

6. iPhone 5 – The most expected gadget of the year from the Apple stable actually turned out to be named iPhone 4S and marketed as ‘The amazing iPhone yet’.

5. Battlefield 3 – Gaming freaks around the world welcomed the video game published by Electronic Arts (EA). The game sold 5 Million copies in its first week.

4. Casey Anthony – The most controversial person of the year; Casey was acquitted of murder charges for allegedly killing her own daughter Caylee in 2008.

3.  Ryan Dunn – The famous American reality television star of Jackass fame met with a horrific car crash in Pennsylvania. It was later reported that he was driving under the influence of alcohol. The star known for performing Dare-Devil stunts died at the age of 34.

2. Google+ – The whole world waited in anticipation of Google’s own Social network. It was expected to be the Facebook killer, but turned out to be a damp squib.

1. Rebecca Black – Believe it or not, the Internet’s most popular search item was a previously unknown American teenager. The 14 year old pop singer gained wide spread media attention with a single titled “Friday”. Her music video released through Ark Music Factory went viral on YouTube, receiving approximately 167 Million views.

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