Google News fastest-rising searches rank Occupy high, Casey Anthony low

Google blog | Google Zeitgeist US
Among the many year-end lists is Google’s Zeitgeist, which ranks searches that reflect “the spirit of the time.” This year’s list for fastest-rising news terms shows a significant difference between U.S. Google News searches and searches on Yahoo, Bing and Twitter. The difference may reflect different metrics — fastest-rising compared to “most searched,” however Apple products make the Google list — not the others — while Occupy protests rank higher and Casey Anthony ranks lower. || Related: The 10 most Storified tweets of the year (Storify)

Top news stories of 2011
Google News US searches Hot topics on Twitter Most searched on Yahoo Most searched on Bing
Hurricane Irene Mubarak’s resignation Casey Anthony trial Casey Anthony trial
Occupy Osama bin Laden death Japan earthquake Osama bin Laden death
Japan earthquake Japan earthquake Royal wedding Hurricane Irene
iPhone 5 Arizona shooting Osama bin Laden death Japan earthquake
iPad 2 Moammar Gadhafi death Unemployment Amy Winehouse death
Libya Swine flu outbreak Arizona shooting Joplin tornado
Osama bin Laden death Amy Winehouse death Michael Jackson trial/Conrad Murray
Egypt Arab Spring 9/11 10-year anniversary
Casey Anthony Libya/Moammar Gadhafi seath GOP candidates – Herman Cain, Rick Perry
Ron Paul Occupy Wall Street Haiti anniversary

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