2002 Year-End Zeitgeist offers a unique perspective on the year's major
events and hottest trends based on more than 55 billion searches conducted
over the past year by Google users from around the world. Whether you
are tracking the global progression of the "Las Ketchup" craze or finding
out who really is the queen of the Internet, the 2002 Year-End Zeitgeist
enables you to look at the past year through the collective eyes of the
world on the Internet.
Track the course of the past 12 months on the timeline and graphs plotting
the most popular search terms as they occurred throughout 2002. Check
out the year's top gaining and declining search terms as well as the most
popular brands, music, movies and women on the web as seen by Google users.
The term "zeitgeist" comes from the German "Zeit" meaning "time" and "Geist"
meaning "spirit". The term is defined in English by Merriam-Webster's
Collegiate® Dictionary as "the general intellectual, moral, and cultural
climate of an era." Google believes that this word and its definition
appropriate to describe the program it implemented to share global search
statistics and trends from the world's most popular search engine.
Year in Review Timeline