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Rebecca Black is Google's top search term of the year

Zeitgeist list sorts billions of Google searches to find 2011's fastest-rising global queries

Rebecca Black is Google's top search term of the year
Zeitgeist sorted billions of Google searches to capture the year's 10 fastest-rising global queries and the rest of the mood of 2011. At the top of the list is singer Rebecca Black (All content credit: www.googlezeitgeist.com)
Rebecca Black is Google's top search term of the year
In June 2011, Google entered the social networking space with the launch of Google+. In the three weeks following its announcement, Google+ amassed a user base of more than 10 million people (All images credit: Getty Images)
Rebecca Black is Google's top search term of the year
Best known for his daredevil stunts on the reality TV shows 'Jackass' and 'Viva La Bam,' Ryan Dunn lost his life in a car accident on June 20, 2011 at the age of 34 (www.googlezeitgeist.com)
Rebecca Black is Google's top search term of the year
Young mother Casey Anthony was charged with first-degree murder when the remains of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee were found in a wooded area near her home in Orlando, Florida. A jury found her not guilty on July 5, 2011 (Getty Images)
Rebecca Black is Google's top search term of the year
The highly anticipated release of EA’s first-person shooter video game, Battlefield 3, sold 5 million copies in its first week (Getty Images)
Rebecca Black is Google's top search term of the year
Consumers and analysts alike anticipated the release of Apple’s newest smartphone many months prior to its arrival. Rumored features included a larger screen, edge-to-edge glass, an 8 megapixel camera, and extensive voice controls. Many believed the phone would be called the iPhone 5 (Getty Images)
Rebecca Black is Google's top search term of the year
Adele rocked the music industry with the release of her sophomore album '21,' which sold 208,000 copies in the UK in its first week and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart for 16 consecutive weeks (www.googlezeitgeist.com)
Rebecca Black is Google's top search term of the year
The Japanese government ordered the evacuation of thousands of residents living near the (TEPCO) Fukushima I Plant after the 2011 earthquake badly damaged several nuclear reactors (Getty Images/ www.googlezeitgeist.com)
Rebecca Black is Google's top search term of the year
Steve Jobs inspired millions of people around the world with his passion and creativity. The technological visionary revolutionized the way people live and work with the aid of Mac computers, iPods, iPhones, and iPads (Getty Images)
Rebecca Black is Google's top search term of the year
#10 fastest rising search: iPad 2 took the world by storm when 500,000 of the second-generation tablets were sold on their debut weekend. Seen as a sleeker, lightweight alternative to its predecessor, iPad 2 sold out across virtually all channels in its first week (Getty Images)