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8 Popular Things You Searched for This Year ...

Lyndsie Robinson

8 Popular Things You Searched for This Year ...

Several search engine sites have established their most popular searches for 2010. The results are … well, they're really surprising. And a little disheartening, to be honest. Mind you, that's partly because I have personally added to some of these trends. Want to see what I'm talking about? Then check out the 8 most popular things you searched for this year!

1 The BP Oil Spill

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This one makes me happy – not because I approve of oil spills or anything like that, though! No, it's because it pleases me when I see that those of us who frequent the interwebs at large are still looking at relevant topics. This was so devastating in so many ways that it's at the top of pretty much every list I could find, so it's only fitting that it's the top of this one as well.

2 Lady Gaga Everything

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I don't know, y'all. I am generally fond of a lot of Lady Gaga's music and I appreciate her individuality a lot, but I have to wonder how she's going to top herself in 2011. People searched for her about everything this year – and naturally, many of their searches revolved around her sense of fashion, specifically her notorious meat dress. People are also still searching for that unfortunate video that reveals Mother Monster's … ah … bits and pieces. The whole world has gone gaga for Gaga, but will it continue next year?

3 Justin Bieber Everything

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I am so old. I've heard maybe one song by Justin Bieber (and the first 5 times I heard it, I thought a girl was singing it – no fake, jake). In spite of that fact, and even though I am definitely not in his fan base, I know everything about it. I'm serious. I know about him making out with little girls in cars, and getting accosted by little boys at laser tag, and that other little girls apparently really, honestly thought Kim Kardashian (wait for it!) was trying to seduce him. I didn't even have to search for half of that stuff (I admit I searched for some of it though); it just showed up. Plenty of other people actively searched for insights into the Bieb's personal life though.

4 Miley Cyrus

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Oh Miley. Miley, Miley, Miley. I have never watched Hannah Montana, I have never seen a movie that stars Miley, but I still know all about her life too. For a while it seemed like maybe she'd chilled on her shenanigans – wildly inappropriate photo shoots, even more inappropriate candid shots, and on, and on, and on – and then she shows up on video. Smoking salvia. Out of a bong. That's not the only thing that shot her into the top lists for just about every search engine, but it's one of them.

5 Kim Kardashian

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Okay, look. I watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its offshoots. I'll say it. It's not because I like Kim, though, it's because I heart Khloe. However, Khloe was not a popular search this past year. Kim was. Why? I don't understand. She's not even that interesting on a trainwreck level anymore.

6 The World Cup

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Thank goodness, we get a break from the celebrity searches! The World Cup was a huge search topic in 2010, along with its various accoutrements. By that, of course, I am referring to the vuvuzela. I always knew what was going on with the World Cup, not because of searching necessarily but rather because every night it was on, I heard my landlord hollering from downstairs. “GOOOOAAAAL!” He would shout, with rapt enthusiasm. Since not everyone is lucky enough to have this guy as a landlord, however, they had to search for their information.

7 American Idol

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I'm no internet analyst or whatever, but I'd bet money that American Idol was such a popular search because it's getting turned on its ear. I haven't watched the show for years – I quit watching regularly when Katharine McPhee beat out Elliott Yamin for the top 3 the year Taylor Hicks won, returned briefly for Adam Lambert's season, and then vowed a forever boycott when he did not win. But that's not relevant right now! The big news for the big show this year involved a huge cast overhaul. Simon is being replaced with Steven Tyler (...what?), and … whoever played the nice-girl judge last, I think it was Ellen, is being replaced by Jennifer Lopez. What??

8 Britney Spears

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Okay, I don't understand this one. And that is literally all I have to say about that. Maybe some of you can explain it to me.

Celebrity gossip is hardcore popular, as you can see. It's a little sad, though, that the world as a whole doesn't spend more time searching important topics. Then again, I know these things fluctuate. Still, what do you think about these popular searches?