Britney Owns Yahoo Searches…Again

Why are you people searching for Britney Spears!? She is hardly the eye candy she once was so I just don’t understand how she has topped Yahoo’s most popular search terms for the fifth time in six years but is appears that the flashing, divorcing baby mama has.

Tonight at 9 p.m. PST, Yahoo will release their most popular search terms of 2006. In the top five are Britney, WWE, Shakira, Jessica Simpson, and Paris Hilton.

When the site goes live, users will see that this year, Yahoo scored the most popular user-generated content in addition to most popular Internet searches. The list includes the top online videos, top Flickr photos, and top Yahoo Answers content.

In other celebrity news, the top famous baby list is led by Suri Cruise, daughter of TomKat, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, daugher of Brangelina, and Britney’s two sons Sean Preston and Jayden James. Other top-ten results will include celebrity searches, news stories, TV shows, sports teams, song lyrics, movies, World Cup players, blogs and bloggers, and politicians.

It’s not that I have anything against Britney because I’d like to see her reclaim her hot self just as much as the next person. But I do wish that people were searching for more productive terms. I guess it goes to show that the Internet is not the intellectual hub that those of us who work in tech would like to think it is. But at least there is no shortage of cultural capital.