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Sarah Palin Tops Google’s Global Zeitgeist 2008

Well what do you know? Despite losing in the recently concluded U.S. Elections, Sarah Palin has won in Google’s 2008 search Zeitgeist. Beating search terms including the Beijing 2008, Facebook login, Tuenti a brazilian social networking site, and the rest of the top ten search terms used globally on

Whereas Google used to present its Zeitgest specific only on US searches, this time around Google decide to included all the search terms made on by users coming from 30 countries. This could probably explain the reason why, Sarah Palin is the fastest rising search query. These queries may not really be conducted by U.S. residents interested on knowing about Palin, but rather by non-US users who got interested with the VP candidate’s, well what? captivating smile?

Google has also aggregated the search queries per geographic region as well as per categories, including showbiz, politics and sports. Of course for Politics, top searches were made for the four US election candidates. In showbiz, the super hero movies received the top search volumes for 2008 which include, Batman, Iron Man, Hulk, Hancock, and Hellboy.

The complete Top Ten Fastest Rising Search Query for 2008 Globally: 

  1. sarah palin
  2. beijing 2008
  3. facebook login
  4. tuenti
  5. heath ledger
  6. obama
  7. nasza klasa
  8. wer kennt wen
  9. euro 2008
  10. jonas brothers

For other search queries, check out the Google Zeitgeist 2008.


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Sarah Palin Tops Google’s Global Zeitgeist 2008

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