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    News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

    Top spot goes to Euro 2012, not the Olympics! Netflix is the top tech search term.
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    Re: News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

    Googling for your online banking doesn't sound like a very good idea, all it takes is a change in ranking or a redesign to be potentially entering your details into the wrong site. And yes, people really are that stupid; when Google started putting 'breaking news' at the top of search results loads of Facebook users that search for the login ended up clicking on a Readwriteweb.com article about Facebook and then complaining about the redesign! Guardian article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/feb/11/facebook-readwriteweb

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    Re: News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

    That's quite frightening.

    I'm happy to announce that I didn't google any of those terms. I have no idea who April Jones is, and no desire to know.

    .....but how sad must you be; to be googlin' for Gary Barlow or Gangnam Style?

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    Re: News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

    Well thats a poor attitude, I didnt know who April Jones was until I just googled it and it appears she is a 5 year old girl who has been missing for a few months now... didnt know about that and its nice to know alot of people were looking into it.

    Thats not sad at all... and tbh when was it considered sad to search anything? Maybe you like the song? Its one of the few dancy tunes that I dont feel the need to kill myself while hearing on the radio or something .
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    Re: News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

    That's a very clean set of search strings...

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    Re: News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by kamobe View Post
    That's a very clean set of search strings...
    Indeed... what's the safesearch off results.

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    Re: News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by mark22 View Post
    Indeed... what's the safesearch off results.
    Absolutely agree, either we're the most Puritanical nation on earth or those results are the cleaned up version. I honestly can't believe that Gary Barlow gets in the top 10 but any thing sexual does not.

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    Re: News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

    Whitney Houston:Yep! I know this ONE, I've googled it many times this year, and will always love and remember her voice. Rest in Preace Lady "Body Guard".

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    Re: News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

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    Maybe a lot of people wanted to learn the GS dance? Does that really make them 'sad'? Take your condescension elsewhere.
    ... like round my place for a pint! I agree anyone searching to learn the GS dance really are sad people.
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    Re: News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

    Who the hell google'd these? I didn't touch a single one....

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    Re: News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

    I actually googled Gangam style last night!

    Been eharing it all the time but didnt know what it was. Watched the music video on youtube and then I realized, hang on .. I have already seen this video!

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    Re: News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

    Google, y u no make gangnam style no. 1?

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    Re: News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by JSanders View Post
    Google, y u no make gangnam style no. 1?
    Because it was based on actual searches, not what Google wanted to be number one?

    That said, I've obviously heard of "Gangnam Style", but I've never felt the inclination to check it (or even any parodies based on it) out and don't really have any plan to either.

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    Re: News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

    Based on experience, I'm fairly confident that the no.1 search term was "Google".

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    Re: News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

    "The movie and TV streaming service has become more and more ubiquitous"

    So, more and more in the state of being everywhere-at-once? I'm pretty sure ubiquity is not a continuous variable. Yes I'm a grammar nazi (and yes this is not a technically a grammar issue) but only as I'm sad that words like ubiquity are losing their potency...

    It's like the dilution of the word unique - something is either unique or it isn't. It can't be 'quite unique' or 'very unique' as I so often read. Nor can it be more or less ubiquitous.

    /stupid irrelevant rant over/

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    Re: News - Google reveals the UK’s most searched for terms of 2012

    Olympic games official website was extremely easy to navigate with all the relevant links included in the contents. In contrast, the FIFA website is one of the worst to find sought after information with loads of distracting and non-relevant information displayed on any page. I wonder how many Google hits were made due to that and the search engine simply used to easier navigate and find relevant information? It would be interesting to see these results compared to unique page views of the websites mentioned.

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