Jackson & Vampires Top Yahoo And Google Searches

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Michael Jackson and vampires are in and Britney Spears and Barack Obama are out, according to the latest search results released by both Google and Yahoo.It’s also been revealed that we have a national preoccupation with social networking, celebrities and vampires.

The results from Google demonstrate a nation eager to connect with others, with social networking and email dominating the top 10 searches of 2009, while Yahoo reveals a strong interest in celebrities and local news, with Michael Jackson in first place.

Michael Jackson was also the top Google celeb following the controversial pop star’s death.

Kevin Rudd’s stimulus package was one of the top news searches, followed by Victoria’s February bushfires. Sydney’s September dust storm and the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme were also popular searches.

As well, Google searchers showed a big interest in the swine flu pandemic.

‘Google’ was also one of Google’s own top 10 search terms.

See over for full list.

 

Google’s Top 10 Searches of 2009

  1. Facebook
  2. YouTube
  3. Hotmail
  4. eBay
  5. MySpace
  6. Google
  7. Yahoo
  8. Gmail
  9. Bebo
  10. Seek

Yahoo’s Top 10 Searches of 2009

  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Stimulus Package
  3. Victorian Bushfires
  4. Dust Storm
  5. Britney Spears
  6. Rihanna Altercation
  7. Twitter
  8. Susan Boyle
  9. Wii Games
  10. Emissions Trading Scheme

Google’s Top 10 News Searches of 2009

  1. Swine Flu
  2. Stimulus Package
  3. Flu
  4. Bushfires
  5. Bushfire
  6. New Moon
  7. Fires
  8. Robert Pattinson
  9. Michael Jackson
  10. Rihanna

Yahoo’s Top 10 News Searches of 2009

  1. Michael Jackson Death
  2. Stimulus Package
  3. Victorian Bushfires
  4. Dust Storm
  5. Emissions Trading Scheme
  6. Presidency of Barack Obama
  7. Swine Flu
  8. Neda Agha-Soltan
  9. Pacific Brands
  10. Oceanic Viking
 

Google’s Top 10 Celebrity Searches of 2009

  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Lady Gaga
  3. Robert Pattinson
  4. Megan Fox
  5. Taylor Swift
  6. Miley Cyrus
  7. Susan Boyle
  8. Hamish and Andy
  9. Miranda Kerr
  10. Kirsten Stewart

Yahoo’s Top 10 Celebrity Searches of 2009

  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Britney Spears
  3. Rihanna
  4. Lindsay Lohan
  5. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
  6. Patrick Swayze
  7. Brangelina
  8. Tomkat
  9. Kim Kardashian
  10. Beyonce

Google’s Top 10 Death Searches of 2009 (including rumoured deaths)

  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Jeff Goldblum
  3. Patrick Swayze
  4. DJ AM
  5. Kanye West
  6. Miley Cyrus
  7. Farrah Fawcett
  8. Emma Watson
  9. Sookie Stackhouse
  10. Rick Astley

Yahoo’s Top 10 Death Searches of 2009

  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Patrick Swayze
  3. Farrah Fawcett
  4. DJ AM
  5. Natasha Richardson
  6. Jade Goody
  7. Jett Travolta
  8. David Carradine
  9. Ted Kennedy
  10. Don Lane

Google’s Top 10 Fastest Rising Searches of 2009

  1. One HD
  2. Twitter.com
  3. MasterChef
  4. Melbourne Cup 2009
  5. Grooveshark
  6. New Moon Movie
  7. Facebook Search
  8. Trading Post Auto
  9. Smartkiddies
  10. Currency Converter Calculator

For the full Google Year-End Zeitgeist, visit:
www.google.com/press/zeitgeist/yearend.html

For Yahoo!’s top searches, visit: au.docs.yahoo.com/top2009index.html

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