internet

Social Media Updated (again)

Courtesy of Beccablog this is the latest update on the stats for Social Media and it is based on the book Socialnomics.  Frankly, it is just amazing that these things have to come out so often, sometimes more than once a year.  This is a result of how much influence the social media is having on the way we communicate, do business and relate to each other.

Google Zeitgeist 2009

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:

2009 Year-End Google Zeitgeist: New Zealand

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!