Google’s 2008 Zeitgeist Report Reveals…Uh, Pretty Much What You’d Expect

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Britney Spears tops Yahoo’s list for the second consecutive year. At least the folks who searched on Google global leader and top ten newcomer Sarah Palin had good excuses.

While way more interesting than the Yahoo equivalent, Google’s newly-released breakdown of the year’s most popular search terms mostly tells us what we’d already know about ourselves if we actually kept track of what we have to search for versus what we’ve commited to memory. To wit: Like most good liberals, I know  the Huffington Postt’s URL by heart and  regularly bookmark relevant stuff. But why would I memorize the Drudge Report‘s when doing so would only take up space better devoted to some worthier outlet.

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Heath Ledger worked hard, died young, and topped Google’s roster of the year’s most popular fatalities.



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