Facebook Dominates U.S. Desktop Searches In 2012

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Whitney Houston: The Top Search Trends According To Yahoo

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Elizabeth Smart Engaged: Twitter Doesn’t Care.

Remember Elizabeth Smart? She’s getting married. When news like this breaks, you can expect it to be all over Twitter. The country is clamoring for news about the engagement, as is evidenced by Google Trends. And while Twitter may often…

New Year’s Resolutions Heavy Among Search Trends, According to Yahoo

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Yahoo: These Steve Jobs-Related Searches are “Off the Charts”

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Yahoo Talks Expected Steve Jobs-Related Search Trends

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Osama bin Laden Searches Spike Nearly 100,000% Just on Yahoo

It really is astounding to see the impact the killing of Osama bin Laden has had not only on the country and the world, but on the web. As previously noted, Osama-related searches have been dominating Google Trends – accounting…

Google Beat Spotlights Weekly Search Trends

Google has introduced a new video series about search called Google Beat. The series highlights search trends on Google in the U.S.

Google Beat taps into both Google Trends and Google Insights for Search, as well as some additional tools to come up with a snapshot of what people are searching for. Google’s Emily Wood writes: