MANILA, Philippines - Fighter of the Decade boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is no doubt the Filipinos' hero as the 8-division champion topped Filipino's Google searches for the entire 2010.
Pacquiao was named top personality and top online newsmaker in Google.com.ph for 2010 in the annual Google Zeitgeist, which tracks the year's major events, hottest trends based on global searches, and searches made on google.com.ph. The list was released today.
Following Pacquiao as top online newsmakers are Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up Venus Raj (2nd place) and President Benigno Aquino III (3rd place).
The most searched terms in the Philippines for 2010 are "jejemon" referring to the cyber-dialect which became popular among the youth this year, followed by "iPad" which made its debut in the market this year, and "Pyramid lyrics", referring to the song made popular by international teen singing sensation Charice.
Charice's star continues to shine this 2010, prompting her fans to search for news about her on the Web. The singer thus became the most-searched local artist for the year.
Singers Sarah Geronimo and Jovit Baldivino were the 2nd and 3rd most-searched local artists, respectively.
According to Google, data from its Google Insights for Search reveal that Filipinos are still optimistic despite the year's biggest tragedy. Proof of this is that searches for Miss Universe 2010 yielded more search volume compared to that for the Quirino Grandstand bus hostage crisis. Both events happened in the same week in August 2010.
Below are the lists of top local searches from Google Zeitgeist 2010, according to category:
Ano ang sikat?
Most-searched terms in the Philippines for 2010
Plants vs Zombies
Google Chrome download
Sino ang sikat?
Top personalities in Google.com.ph for 2010
Nagbabagang mga balita
News that made the headlines in 2010
2010 election result
Miss Universe 2010
Most-searched mobile phones in the Philippines for 2010
Tara na, biyahe tayo!
Most-searched local travel destinations
Ano ang ibig sabihin ng…
Most-searched homework-related terms
Likas na yaman
Most-searched local TV shows
Pilipinas Got Talent
PBB Teen Clash
UAAP Season 73
PBB Double Up
Most-searched local movies
Sa ’Yo Lamang
In Your Eyes
Paano na Kaya
In My Life
Noy the movie
Tambayan ng bayan
Most-searched hangouts in the Metro
Club Manila East
Manila Ocean Park
Greenhills Shopping Center
Mall Of Asia
Resorts World Manila
Most-searched local artists
Up Dharma Down
Worldwide, more netizens searched for the term "chatroulette" (an online chat site) this year, followed by "iPad."
Below is the list of fastest-rising queries globally.
Global Fastest Rising Queries:
3. justin bieber
4. nicky minaj
7. katy perry