Economy

The Google zeitgeist

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These days search engine Google is in a pretty good position to tell us what the people are interested in. Every day millions of searches reflect what’s hot and, by omission, what’s not.

With the end of the year coming, Google has reflected on what made this year special and releases its first annual Zeitgeist for Australia – the fastest rising and highest volume search terms that Australians have been typing into Google.com.au in 2007.

The 10 fastest rising Australian searches of 2007

Facebook
YouTube
Summer Heights High
Tiger Airways
iPhone
Rugby World Cup
MySpace
Heroes
Bebo
Transformers

Top 10 shops (most searched retail stores)

Harvey Norman
Target
Ikea
Big W
Kmart
Bunnings
Myer
Woolworths
Dick Smith
Officeworks

Top 10 shares (most searched ASX shares)

Telstra shares
IAG shares
AMP shares
NIB shares
BHP shares
Qantas shares
Woolworths shares
Coles Myer shares
CBA shares
ANZ shares

Top 10 albums (most searched albums)

Radiohead new album
Justin Timberlake album
Metallica new album
Pink album
Snow Patrol album
Powderfinger new album
Silverchair new album
Fergie album
Timberland album
Akon album

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