What is Google Zeitgeist?
As we leave the year behind, we're taking a look at the biggest events, news, and people who shaped the year. We analyzed the billions of queries that were typed into Google over the year to give you a glimpse of 2011 as seen through the lenses of Google searches.
What happened online in 2011?
What mattered in 2011? Zeitgeist sorted billions of Google searches to capture the year's 10 fastest-rising global queries and the rest of the spirit of 2011.
This is an amazing video by Google, which reviews all the significant events and moments from 2011 from around the world through search, images, and video in less than 3 minutes.