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Did you find what you were searching for this year? Google Zeitgeist.

Boot Camp feature for Friday, December 30, 2011

Did you find what you were searching for this year?   Google tells us what those things were.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.     Google has analyzed the billions of searches performed this year and has put together lists of the fastest rising and top searches for 2011.   John Wiley is the lead designer for Google search….says the top ten in the fastest rising category included Steve Jobs, Adele, Casey Anthony, the as yet non-existent iPhone 5, Google + …

And number one on our fastest rising queries for 2011 is Rebecca Black.  No one had heard of Rebecca Black in 2010.  In 2011 she released this viral video.  Everybody was talking about Rebecca Black whether they like her, whether they didn’t like her.”

Rebecca Black’s love it or hate it song Friday got over 167 million views on YouTube.   You never can tell what we’ll be searching for in 2012.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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