Justin Bieber most searched person on Bing in 2011

Even though 2012 is still over a month away, some web sites are already looking back on 2011's highlights. That includes Microsoft's Bing search service. The official Bing blog site offered up some interesting search statistics on what people have been using Bing to search for in the past year and comparing those items to those made back in 2010.

Not surprisingly, the most searched for person on Bing in 2011 is teen pop singer Justin Bieber. There are apparently a lot of fans who have contracted "Bieber fever" and have been searching for info about the teen dream on Bing as a result. Bieber was number six on Bing's people search list in 2010.  In 2011, Bieber beat out reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who was number one on Bing's search list in 2010 but only went down one spot to the number two position for 2011. Bieber was also the most searched for musician in 2011 on Bing. Tennis star Maria Sharapova was the most searched for sports personality on Bing in 2011.

The trial of Casey Anthony, who was acquitted this year of charges of killing her two year old daughter, was the number one searched for news item on Bing in 2011, followed by the death of Osama Bin Laden and Hurricane Irene. The most searched for movie in 2011 on Bing is a bit of a surprise; it's the upcoming spy movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, which edged out The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1.  The most searched for electronics product on Bing in the past year was Microsoft's own Xbox game console, followed by the Amazon Kindle and Sony's Playstation game console.

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Adamodeus said,
Tells you who uses Bing the most, doesn't it?

Smart people who don't pointlessly hate on Justin Bieber?

Simon- said,
I would have thought that 10 people would have been too small of a sample size to get any meaningful statistics.

What article have you been reading then?

Simon- said,
I would have thought that 10 people would have been too small of a sample size to get any meaningful statistics.

What article have you been reading then?

Simon- said,
I would have thought that 10 people would have been too small of a sample size to get any meaningful statistics.

What article have you been reading then?

Slayer said,
Turns out those of lesser intelligence in the world don't only use Apple products. Who'd have thought that?!

I'm 24, own a business, work in music education, and have a MacBook Pro, an iPhone, and nine Windows 7 PCs. Am I of lesser intelligence?

McG said,

I'm 24, own a business, work in music education, and have a MacBook Pro, an iPhone, and nine Windows 7 PCs. Am I of lesser intelligence?

Yes.

Slayer said,
Turns out those of lesser intelligence in the world don't only use Apple products. Who'd have thought that?!

Linux is for the intelligent? What is easier, having a computer working out of the box or going through the pain of configuring one. Don't give me that open source bs, it only matters for developers.

It seems to me that Linux people are the crazy ones.

By the way, I use both Windows and Arch Linux.

Anooxy said,

Linux is for the intelligent? What is easier, having a computer working out of the box or going through the pain of configuring one. Don't give me that open source bs, it only matters for developers.

It seems to me that Linux people are the crazy ones.

By the way, I use both Windows and Arch Linux.

Whoa whoa whoa, this is not a platform debate; I was simply stating that people that buy Apple products are retards, as well as insinuating people that have an interest in Justin Bieber are retards. I never said anything about Linux users (or Windows users, for that matter). Nor those platforms. Don't put words in my mouth (on my fingertips?).

Bing is IE's default search engine.
People who aren't too clever don't know how to change their browsers and still use IE.
These are the sort of people who'd search for Bieber and Twilight.
(Oh and inb4 people taking this comment too seriously)

CDav said,
Bing is IE's default search engine.
People who aren't too clever don't know how to change their browsers and still use IE.
These are the sort of people who'd search for Bieber and Twilight.
(Oh and inb4 people taking this comment too seriously)

I guess the people liking your comment think you're being serious xD

CDav said,
Bing is IE's default search engine.
People who aren't too clever don't know how to change their browsers and still use IE.
These are the sort of people who'd search for Bieber and Twilight.
(Oh and inb4 people taking this comment too seriously)

Already took it seriously then I read the last line and... now im not serious.

DJ Dark said,
Thats it, that just proved bing is populated by 16 year old girls...

You know this series called 'gossip girls'? I tried to watch it and couldn't finish because of too much drama. There is an episode where an actress say 'bing it' instead of 'google it' and it made me LOL.

chadlachlanross said,
I'm guilty of at least one of these. i.e. "Who the #$% is Justin Bieber?"

haters gonna hate (im not a fan of his and i dont like his music, except for that song with willow smith)