2005.12.20

Those evil folks at Google published their 2005 Zeitgeist, so I thought I’d see how hip I am (or ain’t) by checking their lists…

Google.com – Top Gainers of 2005

  1. Myspace – I’ve used it. The UI is a nightmare. Not for people over 25.
  2. Ares – no clue…
  3. Baidu – no clue…
  4. wikipedia – Yes, I’ve edited the Podcasting page…
  5. orkut – Probably haven’t used it since January 2005.
  6. iTunes – Use it daily.
  7. Sky News – no clue…
  8. World of Warcraft – A videogame, right? Have not played it…
  9. Green Day – Knew these guys back in the early 1990′s when Al Sob was in the band…
  10. Leonardo da Vinci – Crazy inventor guy. He’s cool.

Google News – Top Searches in 2005

  1. Janet Jackson – don’t care…
  2. Hurricane Katrina – bad news, sucked big time.
  3. tsunami – bad news, sucked big time.
  4. xbox 360 – don’t care…
  5. Brad Pitt – don’t care…
  6. Michael Jackson – don’t care… scares me…
  7. American Idol – don’t care…
  8. Britney Spears – don’t care…
  9. Angelina Jolie – don’t care… (no, really!)
  10. Harry Potter – Saw a movie, was ok, have not read the books.

Froogle – Top Searches in 2005

  1. ipod – Despite my (helping in) inventing podcasting :) I still don’t have one.
  2. digital camera – Had one, it broke, now my phone takes my photos.
  3. mp3 player – I have one, or three.
  4. ipod mini – Don’t have one of these either. (But my cousin does.)
  5. psp – Don’t have one. Would like one, even though Sony sucks.
  6. laptop – Have a whole bunch of old, underpowered laptops.
  7. xbox – Dont’ have one. Don’t want one.
  8. ipod shuffle – What? No screen? Don’t want one.
  9. computer desk – I have this! Woohoo!
  10. ipod nano – Don’t have one. (Fingers are firmly crossed though!)

There ya go… 2005 in review, courtesy of the evil folks at Google, and the non-evil folks at RasterWeb!

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