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March 5, 2007

Oscars, "Idol" Dominate The Google Weekly Zeitgeist

Google Announces Top 10 Gainers for the Week Ending March 3rd

Unsurprisingly, the week just ending was dominated by that moveable pop culture feast, the Oscars. The 79th annual Academy Awards sent searchers digging not only about the [oscars] (and many derivations thereof), but also about the honorees. The leading ladies--Best Actress winner [helen mirren] and Best Supporting Actress winner [jennifer hudson]--captured search interest, but people also searched on Google for other nominees and winners including feature-length documentary winner [Al Gore] and best picture nominee [babel].

Continued interest in the exploits of [american idol] contestant [antonella barba] kept her and the Fox show high on the list this week. Also competing for top slots were [Leelee Sobieski] , who suffered a wardrobe malfunction as she presented at the Directors Guild of America awards; the [National Weather Service], as people sought news about major winter storms, tornadoes, and other seasonal upheavals; and a [giant squid], a out-of-this-world-sized creature caught by a New Zealand trawler in waters close to Antarctica.

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 25 - March 3, 2007.

For more information, visit the Google Zeitgeist at http://www.google.com/zeitgeist.

Google.com Gainers
  1. antonella barba
  2. american idol
  3. oscars
  4. helen mirren
  5. jennifer hudson
  6. giant squid
  7. al gore
  8. national weather service
  9. babel
  10. Leelee Sobieski