February 26, 2007
Tabloid Fodder, Seasonal Doings Dominate The Google Weekly Zeitgeist
Google Announces Top 10 Gainers for the Week Ending February 24thLongtime Google search favorite [Britney Spears] topped the charts this week as reports surfaced of her rehab-hopping and sudden desire to go bald. (Searchers found what they were looking for using a number of variations in their queries: [britney shaved head], [britney spears bald], [britney spears hair], and so on.)
And tabloid fans had even more to process, what with the news about [tom brady] and [Bridget Moynahan], as Moynahan revealed this week that she is carrying Brady's baby despite the couple's break-up late last year and his new relationship with supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Not to be outdone, the [American Idol] semifinals on TV led to chatter about previous (photographed) exploits of 20-year-old semifinalist [Anontella Barba]; these caught-on-camera moments may now be surfacing on a web browser near you. In other television news, [dancing with the stars] made headlines this week with an announcement that Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno and lightning-rod Beatle divorcee Heather Mills McCartney would be among the celebs showcased when the fourth season premieres March 19. The last entertainment tidbit this time around: fans sought to learn more about the expected premiere of [Black Snake Moan], the second film in a row with the word "snake" in the title to star Samuel L. Jackson -- but its opening has been delayed until March 2.
Quite apart from all the earthly shenanigans this week, Christians around the world marked the start of [lent] on [ash wednesday], and millions of Asians also welcomed the [lunar new year] - the Year of the Pig (or Boar).
For breaking news and obscure information alike, people around the world search on Google. What follows is a summary of Google Zeitgeist results for the top gainers on Google.com, when comparing search queries that have risen by a significant percentage for the week of February 18 - 24, 2007.
For more information, visit the Google Zeitgeist at http://www.google.com/zeitgeist.
- britney spears
- lunar new year
- antonella barba
- Bridget Moynahan
- american idol
- ash wednesday
- tom brady
- dancing with the stars
- black snake moan