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):
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Even some teachers suffer from anxiety about math.
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She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
The legacy of Felix Dzerzhinsky, who led Soviet secret police in the "Red Terror," still confounds Russia.
- Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.
- The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.
- The Cheka later became the KGB, the spy organization where Russia's President Putin served for years.
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