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Yahoo Disclosed Top Search Trends For 2008

Yahoo! 2008 Year in Review Methodology

4:14 pm on Dec 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo Disclosed Top Search Terms For 2008 [yhoo.client.shareholder.com]
To develop the Yahoo! Year in Review, our editors analyze search queries based upon a number of factors, including absolute volume and growth versus previous periods, to see which themes and trends bubble to the surface. Individual users and their search queries always remain anonymous.

  • By the Numbers -- Top 10 Overall Searches
  • Market Meltdowns -- Top 10 Economic Searches
  • Politics As Unusual -- Top 10 Politician Searches
  • News Stories -- Top 10 News Stories
  • Counting Olympic Gold -- Top 10 Olympian Searches
  • New Brat Pack -- Top 10 Rising Celebrity Searches
  • Breaking The Glass Ceiling -- Top 10 Searched
  • Influential Women
  • Final Farewells -- Top 10 Send-Offs
  • For the list, [buzz.yahoo.com...]

    4:27 pm on Dec 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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    I am pretty surprised to see Naruto as one of the most searched for. Interesting.
    8:06 pm on Dec 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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    i'm surprised usain bolt didn't come out as one of the top olympians; he's the flash with an jamaican flag.
    7:12 pm on Dec 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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    Naruto should be there, there's nothing strange about that.

    But why is RuneScape top 10?