Google Zeitgeist reveals UK's top searches for 2010

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Google have just released its Zeitgeist list of the most searched for terms in the UK over the course of 2010. As ever, the usual faces sit at the top of the list: BBC, YouTube, Hotmail and Ebay are all near the top, likely as most of us these days are too lazy to type in a full URL. Amusingly, “Google” also makes the top ten most searched for terms, alongside regulars, “you”, “games” and “mail”.

More interesting though are the fastest rising searches, giving a much better insight into the years shifting popular trends. However, those looking for some web-enabled intellectual Renaissance look away now; we were most interested in pre-pubescent boys and random penis flashings as Justin Bieber and Chatroulette grew in popularity over the year.

Check out the full list below.

Fastest rising searches of 2010

Chatroulette
Formspring
iPad
Justin Bieber
World Cup 2010
FB
Santander
Hotmail Sign in
Youtube
Metcheck

Top news and current events

Election 2010
Register to vote
David Cameron
Rail strike
Daily mail showbiz
Liberal democrat
Elections results
Labour party
Conservative party
Alex Jones

Fastest rising people

kristian digby
justin bieber
nicki minaj
ellie goulding
alexander mcqueen
kesha
miranda kerr
kim kardashian
katy perry
enrique iglesias

Top divorces

cheryl cole divorce
benny hinn divorce
tiger woods divorce
eva longoria divorce
susanna reid divorce
carol kirkwood divorce
bam margera divorce
claudia winkleman divorce
avril lavigne divorce
hulk hogan divorce

Top tickets

take that tickets
lion king tickets
wimbledon tickets
michael buble tickets
london eye tickets
lady gaga tickets
thorpe park tickets
glastonbury tickets
wicked tickets
olympics 2012 tickets

Bargain hunting (top cheap searches 2010)

cheap flights
cheap holidays
cheap train tickets
cheap car insurance
cheap smells
cheap hotels
cheap laptops
cheap holiday deals
cheap travel insurance
cheap rail tickets

Fastest rising lyrics

no love lyrics
carry out lyrics
airplane lyrics
starry eyed lyrics
unthinkable lyrics
california girls lyrics
crossfire lyrics
rude boy lyrics
mine lyrics
the cave lyrics

“i love” searches (fastest rising)

i love dance
i love coco
i love bass
i love hoodies
i love football

“i hate” searches (fastest rising)

i hate mountains
i hate snow
i hate football
i hate mum
i hate love

“i want” searches (fastest rising)

i want popcorn
i want love
i want out
i want you
i want money

“who is” searches (fastest rising)

who is salt
who is shawty
who is fonejacker
who is technoviking
who is banksy

i feel (fastest rising)

i feel better
i feel free
i feel depressed
i feel lonely
i feel fat

2010 overall most searched

Facebook
BBC
Youtube
Hotmail
Ebay
Google
you
games
mail
news

Top food and drink

Tesco
Recipes
ASDA
Pizza
Wine
Sainsburys
Jamie Oliver
Morrisons
Cakes
Curry

High street most searched

Argos
Tesco
Next
Asda
John lewis
New look
Asos
River island
Debenhams
Marks and Spencer

By Gerald Lynch | December 9th, 2010