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Google reveals 2011’s rising search results

Google has named the top 10 rising search results on its site for 2011 and the number one pick is Rebecca Black, the teenage pop “singer” who created a mass sensation (sometimes for the wrong reasons) with her Internet music video Friday. The number two biggest rising search result on Google this year was Google +, the social networking site that the company launched earlier this year.

Three Apple related search times hit the top 10 for 2011. The iPhone 5, a product that didn’t actually come out in 2011, was ranked by Google as the sixth highest rising search term for the year. The late Steve Jobs made the list at number nine while the iPad 2 tablet managed to break in the list at the number 10 slot.

Other search terms that made the top 10 on Google’s 2011 list included Jackass star Ryan Dunn at the number three spot. Dunn was killed in a car wreck earlier this year. EA’s first person shooter Battlefield 3 was the only game to make the top 10 list; It held onto the number five slot. Thankfully a real singer, Adele, made the Google search term list for the year and occupied the number seven slot for 2011.

  • 1 – Rebecca Black
  • 2 – Google +
  • 3 – Ryan Dunn
  • 4 – Casey Anthony
  • 5 – Battlefield 3
  • 6 – iPhone 5
  • 7 – Adele
  • 8 – 東京 電力 (Tepco – the Japanese electric utility company behind the nuclear reactor that was damaged in March 2011)
  • 9 – Steve Jobs
  • 10 – iPad 2
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