It’s now nearly the end of the year, and you know what that means: end-of-the-year lists. Apple has just released a bunch, and now Google has too. As they do every year, Google has unveiled their “Zeitgeist 2010“. And they have some nifty interactive data visualizations once again β and now they’re in HTML5.
Google singles out the Olympics, the World Cup, earthquakes, the oil spill, and Lady Gaga among others in their post on the matter. But their charts focus mainly on the fastest-rising queries. Of note in the top queries, the top iPhone (iPhone 4) beat the top Android phone (Evo 4G), Twitter beat Facebook, and Chatroulette beat everyone. In fact, the service (which no one seems to talk about anymore) was far ahead of every other fast-rising query expect for the iPad, which was a close second.
It’s worth noting again that these lists are just for the fastest-rising queries of the year. While Twitter beat Facebook in that area, Facebook is far ahead of Twitter in terms of overall queries, for example.
Below, the top 10 fastest-rising queries of 2010:
And here were the fastest-rising queries in consumer electronics in 2010:
Interestingly enough — we’re told that number 8 is “Twitter” in Korean.
Also cool, Google’s “Strangest Searches Of The Year”:
Google provides search and advertising services, which together aim to organize and monetize the world’s information. In addition to its dominant search engine, it offers a plethora of online tools and platforms including: Gmail, Maps, YouTube, and Google+, the company’s extension into the social space. Most of its Web-based products are free, funded by Google’s highly integrated online advertising platforms AdWords and AdSense. Google promotes the idea that advertising should be highly targeted and relevant to users thus providing...