关键词:lists, search, Michael Jackson
Finally tonight, end of the year lists are starting to 1)roll out, and some of them most 2)intriguing and 3)revealing. Take a look at what we looked for on the internet during the year.
Everything you type into that little search box helps give a picture of what’s been on the world’s mind.
Marissa Mayer (Google VP of Search Products):…gives you a really good sense of what is the world thinking about because what they’re thinking about is what they search for.
This was a complicated year, with a sputtering economy, troops overseas, a new president…But what were the biggest searches? Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson…and Michael Jackson.
Maybe Lady Gaga will replace him in the public mind; she rose from nowhere to No.7.
But more than anything else, perhaps, people looked for each other. Six of Google’s top ten search terms were social networking sites, like “Facebook,” “Twitter” and “Tuenti,” their Spanish 4)equivalent.
Some names dropped completely off the top-ten list like, would you believe, Barack Obama. He’s still big, obviously, but he’s become so familiar that he went from being a top rising search to one of the fastest falling.
Yahoo said its searches showed people trying to cope in tough times. Google said they were even eating differently.
Marissa: This year the searches were for 5)comfort foods; chili, meatloaf, pancakes, banana bread.
But the most popular searches are just a tiny 6)fraction of the total. Google claims that, on any given day, a quarter of the searches made are for things nobody has ever looked up on their site before.
新闻英语：Top Google Searches of 2009谷歌2009十大热门搜索
2.Facebook (social networking website)
3.Tuenti (Spanish Facebook)
4.Twitter (social networking website)
5.Sanalika (Turkish-Ianguage website for multiplayer games)
6.New Moon (vampire-themed movie)
7.Lady Gaga (Pop-icon and celebrity singer)
8.Windows 7 (Microsoft's new operating system released in 2009)
9.dantri.com.vn (Vietnamese-Ianguage website)
10.Torpedo Gratis (Torpdo Gratis provides users with an interface to send free text messages to mobile phone)