Bebo Top 2006 Search Term on Google?

Posted on December 19, 2006

The most popular search term that people typed into Google for 2006 was "Bebo" according to the 2006 Year-End Google Zeitgeist. Bebo? Yes, Bebo. Not eBay. Not Britney Spears.

Bebo is a popular social network for sure but it isn't even the most popular social network. Most people have probably never heard of it so how could it possibly be the most popular search term that people typed into Google in 2006? Metacafe is also on the list. Metacafe is a video sharing website that is less popular than YouTube and YouTube didn't even make the list. Here is the list of the top ten terms:

  1. bebo
  2. myspace
  3. world cup
  4. metacafe
  5. radioblog
  6. wikipedia
  7. video
  8. rebelde
  9. mininova
  10. wiki
Nicholas Carr has an interesting post that shows how Google's top 2006 terms differ drastically from the top search terms at Yahoo and AOL. Apparently, most people use Google to find social networks, videos and World Cup information while Yahoo users want celebrity gossip and the boring AOL users want weather information and dictionary links.

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