Google Zeitgeist - Search patterns, trends, and surprises according to Google

October 2005 Zeitgeist
Look it Up
October 2005
     1. dictionary
     2. wikipedia
     3. lyrics
     4. weather
     5. maps
Popular Brick & Mortar
- Oct. 2005
     1. ikea
     2. home depot
     3. best buy
     4. circuit city
     5. lowes
Popular Solo Singers
October 2005
     1. 50 cent
     2. avril lavigne
     3. shakira
     4. christina aguilera
     5. mariah carey
What Else to Do Online
October 2005
     1. chat
     2. games
     3. wallpaper
     4. mp3
     5. limewire

Google News Queries
Top Worries
October 2005
     1. hurricane wilma
     2. bird flu
     3. earthquake
     4. hurricane katrina
     5. housing bubble
Popular Sports
October 2005
     1. golf
     2. melbourne cup
     3. real madrid
     4. cricket
     5. football
Popular Newsmakers
October 2005
     1. rove
     2. bush
     3. harriet miers
     4. new york times
     5. plame
Tabloid Fodder
October 2005
     1. brad pitt
     2. angelina jolie
     3. britney spears
     4. tom cruise
     5. jennifer aniston

Google Image Search Queries
Popular Cars
October 2005
     1. ferrari
     2. lamborghini
     3. bmw
     4. hummer
     5. porsche
Popular Wizards & Superheroes - Oct. 2005
     1. harry potter
     2. star wars
     3. batman
     4. spiderman
     5. superman
Popular Bands
October 2005
     1. slipknot
     2. green day
     3. my chemical romance
     4. daddy yankee
     5. good charlotte
Popular Concepts
October 2005
     1. love
     2. funny
     3. devil
     4. fairies
     5. cool

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Updated: December 21, 2005

More about the Google Zeitgeist

Pulling together interesting search trends and patterns requires Google's human and computing power together. Search statistics are automatically generated based on the millions of searches conducted on Google over a given period of time - weekly, monthly, and annually. With some help from humans, and a pigeon or two when they have time, these statistics and trends make their way from the depths of Google's hard drives to become the Google Zeitgeist report.

We should note that in compiling the Zeitgeist, no individual searcher's information is available or accessible to us. What you see here is a cumulative snapshot of interesting queries people are asking – some over time, some within country domains, and some on – that perhaps reveal a bit of the human condition. We appreciate the contribution all Google users make to these fascinating bits of information.

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