Japan Earthquakes. WikiLeaks. Bin Laden. Egypt. Steve Jobs. Occupy Wall Street…
It’s been an incredible year for Americans and the world.
So what was our nation searching for the most in 2011?
Apparently, we were looking for Friday.
Rebecca Black, 13-year-old singer of the pop single “Friday”, ruled Google search in 2011. When Comedy Central posted “Friday” on their blog in March, searches for the teen skyrocketed, which lead to her video being viewed more than 167 million times on YouTube. Surprisingly, more people searched for Black’s Friday than they did for pop icon Lady Gaga.
According to Google Zeitgeist, Google+, the anticipated “iPhone 5”, Casey Anthony, and Adele were also among the most searched queries of 2011. Check out Google’s video representation of the year in search.