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December 10, 2008 at 3:44 PM

Sarah Palin tops Google’s ’08 Zeitgeist list

Here’s Google’s Zeitgeist list of the fastest-rising search terms in 2008 globally — a snapshot of what’s been on the minds of people around the world:

1. sarah palin

2. beijing 2008

3. facebook login

4. tuenti

5. heath ledger

6. obama

7. nasza klasa

8. wer kennt wen

9. euro 2008

10. jonas brothers

Yikes.

The top search terms in the U.S. were a little different. Apparently we’re more curious about YouTube and the iPhone than Sarah Palin or the Beijing Olympics:

1. obama

2. facebook

3. att

4. iphone

5. youtube

6. fox news

7. palin

8. beijing 2008

9. david cook

10. surf the channel

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