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Top Google searches for 2010

Google’s Zeitgeist reveals what we’ve all been up to online.

Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

GOOGLE HAS RELEASED its annual ‘Zeitgeist’, a look through the most popular searches on the web in 2010.

The results show what we’ve always known about Irish people: We like to talk. A lot. To anybody.

Consumption of media, including email, video chat and social networking, is on the rise – but the search growing fastest in popularity was for Chatroulette: a website that randomly connects users with complete strangers around the world for a one-on-one video chat. In fact, Chatroulette is the top search globally, which is something Google puts down to the “thrill-seeking and spontaneous nature” of the website.

Back in Ireland, Bieber fever has well and truly spread with the popster showing up high in searches for people, entertainment and music. The Eurovison has also held its ground, losing the top spot for music searches only to rappers Cee Lo Green and Eminem.

In sport, the Galway Races and Grand National came in first, followed by Wayne Rooney (although it’s not clear if this was because of his activity on or off the pitch).

The overall all winner for Irish audiences however is the indomitable Facebook, followed closely by YouTube and hotmail.

Ireland Fastest Rising

1. Chatroulette

2. Gmail

3. Hotmail

4. Glee

5. Fb

6. Tv3 player

7. World cup 2010

8. Gerry ryan

9. RTE player

10. Ryanair.ie

Fastest Rising Music

1. Cee Lo Green

2. Eminem Recovery

3. Eurovision 2010

4. Professor green

5. V Festival 2010

6. Glee

7. Niamh Kavanagh

8. Oxegen 2010

9. Fireflies lyrics

10.  Justin Bieber

Fastest Rising people

1. Gerry Ryan

2. Justin Bieber

3. Wayne Rooney

4. Jedward

5. Katy Perry

6. Michael Buble

7. Kim Kardasian

8. Cheryl Cole

9. Paolo Nutini

10.  Miley Cyrus

Fastest Rising entertainment

1. Chatroulette

2. Big Brother 2010

3. Glee

4. Justin Bieber

5. TV3 Player

6. 4od

7. RTE player

8. Odeon

9. Iron Man 2

10. ITV player

Fastest Rising Sport

1. Fifa 11

2. Galway Races 2010

3. Ryder Cup update

4. Grand National 2010

5. Vancouver 2010

6. Wimbledon 2010

7. Aviva Stadium

8. Winter Olympics

9. World Cup 2010

10. Blackpool FC

Ireland most popular

1. Facebook

2. YouTube

3. Hotmail

4. Bebo

5. Games

6. Google

7. BBC

8. Gmail

9. Mail

10. News

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