Just like the push to generate holiday season commerce moves earlier and earlier each year so does the need for search engines to release their top searches for the past year despite 1/12th of that year still needing to be lived out.
Today is Bing’s turn. This video summarizes things well but lists are fun too so be sure to click through and look at some of the top searches from Bing for almost 11/12th’s of 2011.
Bing has posted their “findings” on their blog but you can take a quick look here to get the basics. First, we’ll look at what were the top people searches of the year. Every year this simply validates the shallow nature of most folks and this year does not disappoint.
While the most searched news stories were:
Interesting is how in the Bing video there is a focus on the Arab spring uprisings but it didn’t make the top 10 news searches.
These lists are fun to consider but are more about publicity for the engines than a real feel for what happened this year. After all, with over 30 days left in the year isn’t it possible that something even bigger could still happen in 2011?