The Top Searches of 2002

(Based on Danny Sulivan’s newsletter)

2002 Year-End Google Zeitgeist – A look back at what people searched on at Google, over the past year.

Dragonball: Web’s Most Wanted 2002 – What people searched on at Lycos in 2002. Note that in a week or so, you’ll have to go to the archives and use the “Top 100 of 2002” for the year-end review.

Yahoo! 2002 Buzz Leaders – Top search terms overall for 2002 and in various categories, according to Yahoo.

Ask Jeeves Reveals Top Searches for 2002 – Top searches at Ask Jeeves, via a press release.

Tattoos, Britney top Web search list – CNN, Write up on the Lycos list.

Linux out-Googles Microsoft – ZDNet, Write up on the Google list.

Web Searches Take Cultural Pulse – Wired News, Dec. 18, 2002, Google, Lycos and other search sites have unleashed lists of the year’s top search terms, which many say are an accurate barometer of cultural fads, fears and obsessions.

UK’s most popular searches – The Guardian, Dec. 17, 2002

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