Google's top 10 fastest rising searches for 2010

Every year, Google releases its top 10 rising searches for that particular year. This year, Chatroulette has taken the top spot which beat out Apple's iPad and even Justin Beiber; the rest of the list is filled out with mostly celebrities and websites.

The list, which was revealed on Google's Zeitgeist, breaks down to the following list:

  1. Chatroulette
  2. iPad
  3. justin bieber
  4. Nicki Minaj
  5. Friv
  6. Myxer
  7. Katy Perry
  8. Twitter
  9. Gamezer
  10. Facebook

The list acts as a time capsule for what people wanted to learn more about during 2010, and having Chatroulette at the top clearly shows our love for random encounters. But, Chatroulette is far from a safe venture for anyone who has never experienced its antics. The service is filled with mostly hormonal teenagers who like to expose themselves, the website is not safe for work. The site is not family friendly because of the indecent exposure and it happens so often that Jeremy Clarkson once compared an unsafe vehicle to chatroulette by stating that it "is as dangerous as inviting your mum over for an evening on chatroulette."

Other top searches, such as Apple's iPad, show that the new tablet from Apple was of peak interest among Internet users wanting to learn more about the "magical" product from Cupertino. Of course, it's also hard to ignore that Justin Bieber managed to land a top spot which puts him in good company with Chatroulette.

This list, for better or worse, will serve as the top trending searches for Google during 2010. This time capsule will allow others in the future to take a look back and see what the hot topics were for 2010 and provides a glimpse of what will help shape our future. 

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This is all very well and good but if you put in google trends "Chatroulette, Justin Bieber, Porn"

The results are very different.

Marshall said,
#3 Justin Bieber....What a shocker

Not really considering the many young girls out there who adore him to insane levels and others who hate him with a passion.

funny i always use google for my browser, literally always type the domain into the search and hit feeling lucky, just find my focus and attention is more within the "webpage" than the URL bar.

I think my google searches account for 90% of the katy perry ones in that list
all others i can gladly say I did not search for. - apart from literally just googling 'gamezer'

My manager first goes to google.com types in google maps and follows the link from the search to go to their maps page. Lol.

Quick Shot said,
My manager first goes to google.com types in google maps and follows the link from the search to go to their maps page. Lol.
Sometimes you dont have to think about it just type in google what you want and most times it will just be the first link to click on. Easy enough for most.

Quick Shot said,
My manager first goes to google.com types in google maps and follows the link from the search to go to their maps page. Lol.

I can top that, my boss types Google in IE serach box, that is already preset to google search.

Quick Shot said,
My manager first goes to google.com types in google maps and follows the link from the search to go to their maps page. Lol.

I do that too... probably because I ignore the other stuff on it.

nekrosoft13 said,

I can top that, my boss types Google in IE serach box, that is already preset to google search.

I'm a fan of the people who type a search in the address bar (unless it's Chrome). For example, my dad will type "white pages," even though you could just do whitepages.com and it would be much faster.

SuperHans said,
No wikileaks?

Disappointing.


Wikileaks has been around since 2006. Now its starting to get attention

aftas said,

Wikileaks has been around since 2006. Now its starting to get attention

Hence the "top 10 rising searches for that particuluar year"

Rudy said,
Facebook? Twitter? Why use google just type it in the address bar and add a .com hahah
Ctrl+Enter ftw!

russianmonk said,

Wow, I never knew about the Ctrl+Enter thing. That is kinda cool

If you use Firefox, Shift + Enter and Ctrl + Shift + Enter also does similar stuff.

Quick Shot said,
Didn't know what chatroulette was till i searched for it. I wish I haven't done it...
I never heard that word before. I'll search after this news.

Deviate_X said,

Its more efficent to let google deal with off spelling.

And what's even more efficient is a bookmark bar.

Ently said,
And what's even more efficient is a bookmark bar.
Er, not the first time you want to go somewhere, it's not. And even then, the second, third time who's to say it's appropriate for a bookmark?

Kirkburn said,
Er, not the first time you want to go somewhere, it's not. And even then, the second, third time who's to say it's appropriate for a bookmark?

Well obviously not the first time you go somewhere! I'm talking about regular sites, but hey if you believe google searching facebook and then clicking on the link is faster then clicking on an always visible bookmark bar that says "facebook" then thats upto you I can't change your mind

I'm just saying I disagree and find the bookmark bar a lot faster but to each their own man!