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Zeitgeist 2011: Visualizations...Just Because

By December 27, 2011

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Photo © GoogleGoogle released Zeitgeist 2011 with no less than 3 Apple references in the top 10 fastest-rising searches for 2011. More on this in a second.

The visualizations used in the Google Zeitgeist 2011 are wild! If you have a minute, play around with the integractive HTML5 display and let me know if you figure it out. It is really cool but I can't tell what it is trying to show me.

The top 10 fastest-rising global queries capture the spirit of 2011 (Zeitgeist). Thanks Google...but here is an alternative visualization for the top searches of 2011, a list.

Top 10 Fastest-Rising Global Searches for 2011

  1. Rebecca Black
  2. Google Plus
  3. Ryan Dunn
  4. Casey Anthony
  5. Battlefield 3
  6. iPhone 5
  7. Adele
  8. 東京 電力 (Tokyo Electric Power)
  9. Steve Jobs
  10. iPad 2

History: Number 1 Search Query 2002 - 2011

Photo © Google

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    January 4, 2012 at 10:17 am
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