I found this to be so interesting I thought I'd throw it in here:

Oh . . . and Happy New Year folks~!

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> + The Top Searches of 2002
by Danny Sullivan

(Sung to the tune of "It's the most wonderful time of the year, with
apologies to the song author and my readers!)

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
The search engines are telling, yea they are yelling,
"Come see the top searches of 2002 here!"
It's the most wonderful time of the year!

There's Spider-Man the top climber at Google,
and Dragonball most popular at Lycos,
PlayStation 2 and Britney (boo hoo!)
come up tops for Ya-hoo

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

2002 Year-End Google Zeitgeist
http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist2002.html

A look back at what people search on at Google, over the past year.

Dragonball: Web's Most Wanted 2002
http://50.lycos.com/

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
http://yir.yahoo.com/2002/buz/

Top search terms overall for 2002 and in various categories, according to
Yahoo.

Ask Jeeves Reveals Top Searches for 2002
Ask Jeeves, Dec. 10, 2002
http://www.irconnect.com/askjinc/pag....mhtml?d=34661

Top searches at Ask Jeeves, via a press release.

Tattoos, Britney top Web search list
CNN, Dec. 13, 2002
http://europe.cnn.com/2002/TECH/inte.../lycos.search/

Write up on the Lycos list.

Linux out-Googles Microsoft
ZDNet, Dec. 16, 2002
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2127587,00.html

Write up on the Google list.

Web Searches Take Cultural Pulse
Wired News, Dec. 18, 2002
http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,56861,00.html

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
http://media.guardian.co.uk/newmedia...861210,00.html

Top searches by UK users of Google.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Brian
aka Cyclone @ CyclonesFunnel.com