Google Announces 2008 Year-end Zeitgeist

December 10, 2008

Continuing our annual tradition, today we are excited to announce our 2008 year-end Zeitgeist. “Zeitgeist” means “the spirit of the times” and our end of year Zeitgeist pages use aggregated search queries to determine the top trends, fads and memes of the year. This year’s Zeitgeist also includes top 10 lists from more than 30 countries around the world, providing a fascinating snapshot of what was top of mind for Google users worldwide.

To check out what was hot this year in politics, entertainment, sports, and more, please visit