Going Lady Gaga Over Swine Flu Fills Us With Glee for In-N-Out Burgers

Google, you’re late!

I mean, c’mon, you let both Bing and Yahoo release their top search query lists before you. Is this a sign of things to come, Google?

And….AND…you’re not even telling us what the most popular searches are. You’re only revealing the fastest rising queries?

[Yawn]

OK, so Michael Jackson tops Google’s list–no surprises there. So what were the surprises?

1. Microsoft should have named its new version of Windows "Lady Gaga":

Fastest Rising (Global)

  1. michael jackson
  2. facebook
  3. tuenti
  4. twitter
  5. sanalika
  6. new moon
  7. lady gaga
  8. windows 7
  9. dantri.com.vn
  10. torpedo gratis

2. We’ve lost about as much interest in President Obama as we have the Beijing Olympics:

Fastest Falling (Global)

  1. beijing 2008

Yahoo Announces Top 2009 Searches (December, Deschember)

yahoo-logoYesterday, Andy took a look at the top searches for bing in 2009 (am I supposed to capitalize bing or not, someone PLEASE clear that up for me). Today, courtesy of Digital Beat we look at the top searches for Yahoo for 2009. Whether they are playing follow their new leader or they want to still be known as a search engine, honestly I don’t know. One thing for sure is, as Anthony Ha, wonders aloud

While we’re on the subject of “year in review” lists, I’ll add that I’m baffled that these lists are coming out now. I understand why some publications feel comfortable doing a list of the best movies or books or whatever (since critics have often received advanced copies or screenings of what’s coming out before the end of the year), but search terms? Really? Don’t we have another month to go?

Study Shows That People Act Differently Online ……… Really ?!?!?!

Online BehaviorOK, so this kind of information is not going to set anyone on their ear this morning, I get that. I also get that the online marketing community and the tech world in general is in hibernation coming off BlackCyberFridayMonday. So for a little diversion let’s start the debate as to just how functional or dysfunctional social media types are as a result of their new found ability to ‘communicate’ with others.

cnet reports that a new eMarketer study reveals that people do things in an online environment that may differ from their face to face behavior. Normally we reserve this for the negative side of behavior but it works in a positive manner as well.