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2003 Year-End Google Zeitgeist

2003 Year-End Google Zeitgeist

Google has released their 10 most popular queries for 2003.  I can't think of a better way to take the pulse of the world than by analyzing popular search queries.  Below is the 10 most popular queries for 2003 throughout the entire world.

  1. Britney Spears
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Matrix
  4. Shakira
  5. David Beckham
  6. 50 Cent
  7. Iraq
  8. Lord of the Rings
  9. Kobe Bryant
  10. Tour de France

Here are the 10 most popular queries for 2003 in Canada.

  1. Finding Nemo
  2. Paris Hilton
  3. Inuyasha
  4. Canada 411
  5. Orlando Bloom
  6. Loft Story
  7. Canadian Tire
  8. Michael Jackson
  9. Toronto Star
  10. Toronto Maple Leafs

I myself had to Google Inuyasha and Loft Story to figure what the hell they were about (Japanese Anime and a French reality show respectively).  It's interesting how high Lord of the Rings ranks globally while Orlando Bloom is the more popular search on the subject in Canada.  I also like how we don't like being teased in Canada.  World-wide, people are searching for "Britney Spears" and "Shakira" while Canadians go all the way in search of the infamous Paris Hilton video.  If we want to see skin, we want to see everything.

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