Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Malaysia and Singapore Google Zeitgeist 2008

"Fastest rising" means Google looked at the most popular searches conducted for 11 months of 2008 (they compile this list by early December) and then ranked them based on how much their popularity increased compared to 2007. "Most popular" searches are ranked in order of the queries with the largest volume of searches for 2008.

MALAYSIA

Fastest Rising

1. malaysiakini
2. facebook
3. harakah
4. tv3
5. malaysia today
6. rapidshare
7. blogspot
8. youtube
9. malaysian insider
10. beijing 2008

Most Popular

1. youtube
2. yahoo
3. friendster
4. utusan
5. mp3
6. google
7. games
8. map
9. lyrics
10. myspace

Google News local searches

1. ibiden asia
2. anwar ibrahim
3. datuk seri
4. olympic badminton results
5. chua soi lek
6. malaysian election results
7. malaysia budget 2009
8. malaysia new cabinet
9. permatang pauh election
10. gamuda bhd

Local celebrities

1. anwar ibrahim
2. barack obama
3. lim kit siang
4. chua soi lek
5. mahathir mohamad
6. miley cyrus
7. lee chong wei
8. tony pua
9. hannah montana
10. siti nurhaliza

Local travel destinations

1. terengganu
2. pulau tioman
3. genting highland
4. port dickson
5. melaka
6. penang
7. pulau perhentian
8. bukit tinggi
9. sunway lagoon
10. selangor

Car brands

1. perodua nautica
2. toyota rush
3. proton mpv
4. proton blm
5. honda city
6. proton saga
7. grand livina
8. honda accord
9. myvi
10. honda civic




SINGAPORE

Fastest Rising

1. edison chen
2. olympics
3. facebook
4. iphone
5. f1
6. google map
7. htc
8. maps
9. wiki
10. beijing olympics

Most Popular

1. lyrics
2. youtube
3. yahoo
4. map
5. google
6. games
7. wiki
8. facebook
9. blog
10. video

Google News local searches

1. singapore olympics
2. singapore table tennis
3. singapore terrorist
4. youth olympics
5. 3g iphone
6. philips electronics singapore
7. f1 night race
8. singapore recession
9. mas selamat
10. feng tianwei

Hawker Centres

1. maxwell hawker centre
2. newton hawker centre
3. chinatown hawker centre
4. adam road hawker centre
5. east coast park hawker centre
6. whampoa hawker centre
7. changi village hawker centre
8. lagoon hawker centre
9. holland village hawker centre
10. tekka market

Local foods

1. chicken rice
2. punggol crab noodle
3. drunk prawn
4. kaya toast
5. popiah
6. bak kwa
7. laksa
8. muah chee
9. hokkien mee
10. nasi padang

Olympics

1. beijing olympics
2. table tennis olympics
3. olympics medal
4. tao li
5. usain bolt
6. michael phelps
7. gymnastics
8. li jiawei
9. liu xiang
10. stephanie rice


According to Wikipedia Zeitgeist is a German word. It means the spirit of the age and its society.
Source: http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2008

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