6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CNET Top 5: Google search terms of the summer

About Video Transcript

CNET Top 5: Google search terms of the summer

2:23 /

We look at the fastest-rising search terms of the past three months and tell you why they're so hot.

Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet, we count down another hot CNET list. I'm Tom Merritt. Time to check the zeitgeist of the world. We looked into Google's search records at google.com/insights/search to see what the fastest rising search terms were worldwide over the past three months. Let's count 'em down. At No. 5, Windows 7. Yes. It's not just us geeks. The entire world is talking about Windows 7. And searching for it. And trying to make sense of the 6 million versions of it. Confusion doth breed popularity. Coming in at No. 4, Facebook.com. This is one of those things where people type the address into Google as if it were the address bar of their browser. But--yay! Facebook is winning among the people who don't know how to use browsers! Up to No. 3, Fanatik. Another search term that is 100 percent Turkish, according to the Google data. From what I gather it's a Turkish sports news site, and apparently it's on the rise. Sliding in at No. 2, Harry Potter. The movie Harry Potter and the Half- Blood Prince came out this summer, obviously spiking interest. Look for this term to spike again around November 2010 when Deathly Hallows part one comes out. Before we get to No. 1, time for another lame prize. Fanatik got me thinking about Turkish sports. Obviously Soccer is the most popular sport in Turkey. But traditionally, what is Turkey's national sport, dating back to Ottoman Times. Post your answer at the post for this top 5 on our blog at blog.cnettv.com. And you could take home this necklace of Footballs! All right. Let's get to our No. 1. The fastest rising search term of the summer, according to Google. At No. 1, it's... Michael Jackson. Our last Top 5 search terms episode was recorded just before Jackson's passing and he didn't make the list. But three months later the love for the King of Pop keeps on coming strong. You're missed Michael. Well That's it for this edition of CNET Top 5. Don't forget to answer our lame prize question for a chance to win the necklace of Champions! I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time.

New releases

The 404 Show 1,585: Black Seadevils terrorize the subconscious (podcast)
23:11 November 24, 2014
The world's best Bridget Carey joins Ariel and Iyaz to decipher smart phone apps, Star Wars trailers, and deadly toys.
Play video
Smarter Driver: New thinking on driver distraction
1:45 November 24, 2014
Brian Cooley runs down new research by the IIHS and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute on driver distraction and what causes i...
Play video
Car Tech 101: The future of head-up displays
4:13 November 24, 2014
Head-up displays are starting to show up everywhere. Brian Cooley tells you why HUDs may be the next revolution in car tech.
Play video
On the road: 2015 Acura TLX V6 Advance
4:00 November 24, 2014
At a time when Acura seeks to redefine what it is and where it stands in the pantheon of new cars, this all-new model draws some pretty...
Play video
Top 5: Reasons for head-up displays in your car
2:32 November 24, 2014
Head-up display technology is emerging as one answer to driver distraction. Brian Cooley offers his top five reasons you need a HUD...
Play video
Black Friday tech tips
0:59 November 24, 2014
For a lot of Americans, Thanksgiving weekend is synonymous with shopping. People line up at stores hours, and days, in advance to get...
Play video
HTC Desire 510 is a dirt-cheap way to get 4G LTE data
2:04 November 24, 2014
The HTC Desire 510 isn't the most high-specced phone around, but if you want 4G LTE and you're shopping on a tight budget, it's one...
Play video
Crazy Carts: Turn your office into a rally stage
5:32 November 24, 2014
XCAR takes a break from high-end sports cars to test drive the Crazy Cart, an electric go-kart with a handbrake-style handle that lets...
Play video