Google Zeitgeist looks at the big events, memorable moments and emerging trends that captivated us in 2008. The top 5 fastest rising search terms after Sarah Palin are beijing 2008, facebook login, tuenti, heath ledger. Obama comes on 6th position and Sarah Palin sure beats him here. “Fastest rising” means they looked at the most popular searches conducted for 11 months of 2008 (list is out by early December) and rank them based on how much their frequency increased compared to 2007.
A look at the US zeitgeist reveals Sarah Palin also tops the Google Image Search as Fastest Rising term in U.S. followed by Obama. Google News Fastest Rising Search Term is again Sarah Palin and Obama is not even listed in top 5. But Obama tops the Google.com fastest rising term in US searches.
You can also track the International and regional Zeitgeists to get an insight into what is popular in your country. The India Zeitgeist reveals the fastest rising terms are youtube, orkut, katrina kaif, cricket, and irctc. If you are looking for Top Bollywood Celebrities, Google will tell you Katrina Kaif rules, followed by Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor …
Dont forget to also check out the year end top Yahoo search terms.