So, I always think it is interesting to check the Zeitgeist at the end of the year at Google. This analyzes the search terms that were most commonly used in 2009, you can search by most popular searches on google worldwide, by region or by category. Makes interesting reading and it is interesting to see what was trending last year compared to this year.
Here is the quote from the NZ section:
Kiwis headed online this year to learn about things both close to home (new toll roads, lyrics to Kiwi music, Matariki) and global phenomena (swine flu, twilight, twitter, sustainability). But some things don’t change – All Blacks tickets are still the most searched for, and we still love our TradeMe. Enjoy this look at New Zealand’s searching psychology.
Interesting! The BNZ login at search term no 3?? Worldwide Michael Jackson was top of the search pops!