Many search engines and Web sites put out a yearly summary of the top searches, trends, and events that affected their particular sites at the end of the year. It's an easy way to look back at what people were searching for; plus, it provides a succinct look at a large amount of data to see what was trending in a variety of different topics all over the world. Here are the top searches of 2010 from all over the Web.
Google has released their annual Google Zeitgeist for 2010; a yearly review of the top trends in search over the past year. There are a wide variety of categories here, including: Fastest Rising Searches, Fastest Falling Searches, Entertainment, Sports, Consumer Electronics, and more.
Technorati's State of the Blogosphere 2010 report takes an in-depth look at rising trends, searches, and people in the blog world.
Yahoo has a long tradition of rounding up the top searches of the year, and since 2001 has been sorting through millions of searches to get the ones that were consistently most popular.
The official YouTube list of the most watched videos, as well as the top searches month by month.
Celebrities dominated Bing searches this past year, with Kim Kardashian, Barack Obama, and Justin Bieber at the top of the list.
AOL unveils their top search trends for 2010, including searches in categories from Health to Shopping to News.
Facebook users definitely talked about world events, but mostly, their updates centered around family and friends.