Britney Spears

Ah. The world wide web. An impressive collection of knowledge. Remarkable search engines exist to help you find the answers to your most pressing questions.

And, what, pray tell is on everyone’s mind? What was the number one search string in Google and Yahoo?

Britney Spears.

Okay, so maybe I have inadvertently destroyed my bandwidth by using her name in the title of my post. But really. Britney Spears is the most popular search string on the web?

Yahoo released its top ten overall searches for 2006. It is not much better once you get past number one. The top ten search strings:

  • Britney Spears
  • WWE
  • Shakira
  • Jessica Simpson
  • Paris Hilton
  • American Idol
  • Beyonce Knowles
  • Chris Brown
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Lindsay Lohan

I weep for the web.

1 reply
  1. Rob
    Rob says:

    Coincidently, I watched on City News last night that the top web searches in Canada were not in fact directed to U.S. based celebrities, but sports, and specifically hockey was rated as No. 1. They cited similar results as you do for the States, though.

    Britny who?


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