What mattered most to the people of Los Angeles in 2011?
Google techs compiled, crunched, aggregated, and released their annual Zeitgeist Report of the top ten most searched items for 2011.
Of the billions of searches made by Los Angeles users, it seems we were most interested in traffic-- "Sigalert" was the top search term.
The Zeitgeist – meaning "the spirit of the times"-- is a snapshot in time of what people are searching for on Google all over the world. Google compiles the statistics automatically based on the millions of searches conducted on their site over a given period of time - weekly, monthly, and annually.
At number 2 on the list, "EDD" – California's Employment Development Department. Not much of a surprise given the economy. At number 3, Magic Mountain, and number 4, "Catalina Island."
Los Angeles' Top 10 Most Searched Terms for 2011
- Magic Mountain
- Catalina Island
- OC Fair
- LA County Fair
- Griffith Observatory
- Los Angeles Times
- Ventura County Star
- Daily Breeze
Across the rest of country, people searched for pop culture. "Rebecca Black" was number on most searched term in the United States. "Google+," "Ryan Dunn," "Casey Anthony," and "Battlefield 3" rounded out the top five.
For the complete rundown, visit Zeitgeist 2011.