How the World Searched with Google in 2010
Since it's birth in 1998, Google has become our gateway to the Web (its supremacy threatened somewhat now by Apple and Facebook). It processes over 1 billion search requests every day, each request giving an inkling of what matters to people in the moment. In 2010, 65% of daily searches were conducted through Google. It only seems right then to look back at what was close to people's hearts in 2010 through the eyes of Google.
In the video Zeitgeist 2010, Google shows us top events and moments from 2010 from around the globe through Google search, images, and video. (Music: GoodLife by OneRepublic ; Produced by Whirled Creative)
Take a look:
For more on the spirit of 2010, check out the most popular and fastest rising searches in 2010 on Google. One very popular young man: 16 year old Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber. Other dominant queries: iPad, Chatroulette (which randomly pairs strangers for live webcam chats) and FIFA World Cup. People did search for financial crisis and calamities in Haiti and Pakistan, but apparently the economy and humanitarian disasters could not compare with the fastest rising list (below):
Ayesha and Parag Khanna explore human-technology co-evolution and its implications for society, business and politics at The Hybrid Reality Institute.
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
A plan to forgive almost a trillion dollars in debt would solve the student loan debt crisis, but can it work?
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren has just proposed a bold education reform plan that would forgive billions in student debt.
- The plan would forgive the debt held by more than 30 million Americans.
- The debt forgiveness program is one part of a larger program to make higher education more accessible.
America isn't immune to attempts to remove books from libraries and schools, here are ten frequent targets and why you ought to go check them out.
- Even in America, books are frequently challenged and removed from schools and public libraries.
- Every year, the American Library Association puts on Banned Books Week to draw attention to this fact.
- Some of the books they include on their list of most frequently challenged are some of the greatest, most beloved, and entertaining books there are.
In most states, LGBTQ Americans have no legal protections against discrimination in the workplace.
- The Supreme Court will decide whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also applies to gay and transgender people.
- The court, which currently has a probable conservative majority, will likely decide on the cases in 2020.
- Only 21 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws effectively extending the Civil Rights of 1964 to gay and transgender people.
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