- "my" from Australia - This is definitely my number one. When you don't have a mirror, what do you do? Yes, you ask Google.
- "qq" from China - It probably means something in Chinese; then again, it might not.
- "you" from Chile - Another intelligent search item. Were they talking to Google bot? It was also the number eight of the Colombians and number nine of the Spanish. I am beginning to suspect you is a nick for a new drug.
- "danmark" from Denmark - Apparently the Danish like to see how many times their country is indexed by the search engines.
- "google" from Germany - I have nothing to say.
- "hong kong" from Hong Kong - The Danish were not alone.
- "uomini e donne" from Italy - Long gone are the days when godfathers gave the children their names. There is now a new godfather in town: Google.
- "네이버" from South Korea - The most popular search. I have no idea what it means; your guess is as good as mine.
- "trademe" from New Zealand - I am curious, now. I will go have a look.
- "104" from Taiwan - At last, we are getting smarter. What could it be? A number, a class, a flight, a room, a superman?
Friday, December 19, 2008
It is customary to compile a list of events when the New Year is near. As most of you know, Google makes a similar list of popular searches every year on a country by country basis. I have taken the liberty of picking the most interesting queries among them. Here they are: