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An attempt to map Google's most popular search patterns (the Google Zeitgeist) to the Wikipedian structure. This includes minor modifications of search terms and bridging of redirects and disambiguation pages.

"Before I started this page, I thought Paris Hilton was some hotel in France." (Nikai)

Google Zeitgeist[edit]

Popular Queries
2003 2004
Britney Spears Britney Spears
Harry Potter Paris Hilton
The Matrix Christina Aguilera
Shakira Pamela Anderson
David Beckham chat
50 Cent games
Iraq Carmen Electra
The Lord of the Rings Orlando Bloom
Kobe Bryant Harry Potter
Tour de France MP3
News Queries
2003 11/2004
Iraq election results
Laci Peterson Iraq
Kobe Bryant Yasser Arafat
Bertrand Cantat Scott Peterson
RIAA Halo 2
Jessica Lynch Ukraine
Michael Jackson Fallujah
Elizabeth Smart Cuba
Korea Firefox
The Dixie Chicks NBA
2003 2004
Ferrari Louis Vuitton
Sony Nikon
BMW Canon
Disney Treo
Ryanair Tiffany
Hewlett-Packard Rolex
Dell Computer Roomba
EasyJet Armani
Last minute Aeron
Wal-Mart Ray-bans

Image Search[edit]

Popular Men
2003 2004
Eminem Orlando Bloom
David Beckham Eminem
Orlando Bloom Usher
Justin Timberlake Johnny Depp
50 Cent Brad Pitt
Tupac Shakur David Beckham
Brad Pitt Justin Timberlake
Johnny Depp Tupac Shakur
Marilyn Manson Bob Marley
Vin Diesel Kurt Cobain
Popular Women
2003 2004
Britney Spears Britney Spears
Jennifer Lopez Christina Aguilera
Pamela Anderson Pamela Anderson
Christina Aguilera Paris Hilton
Angelina Jolie Carmen Electra
Shakira Jennifer Lopez
Avril Lavigne Angelina Jolie
Anna Kournikova Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé Knowles Avril Lavigne
Cameron Diaz Hilary Duff
Fictional Characters/
Cartoon Characters
2003 11/2004
The Simpsons The Simpsons
Harry Potter South Park
Pokémon Pokémon
Spider-Man Diddl
Winnie the Pooh Garfield
Hello Kitty
South Park
Anime Searches
Final Fantasy
Sailor Moon
Dragonball Z
Legend of Zelda

United Kingdom[edit]

Popular Queries
2003 2004
Prince Charles BBC News
Eastenders Big Brother
Winnie the Pooh CBBC
Jonny Wilkinson Autotrader
EasyJet Dictionary
David Beckham Tesco
Michael Jackson Eastenders
2 Fast 2 Furious Weather
Paris Hilton British Airways
The Simpsons National Lottery
Popular Travel/
2003 08/2004
EasyJet EasyJet
Cheap flights Ryanair
Ryanair British Airways
British Airways bmi
Train times Virgin
London Underground
Sports-Related Queries/
Popular Sports Figures
2003 06/2004
Jonny Wilkinson David Beckham
David Beckham Wayne Rooney
Rugby World Cup Frank Lampard
Manchester United Thierry Henry
Football Cristiano Ronaldo
BBC sport
Sky Sports
Real Madrid


Popular Queries
2003 2004
Australian Idol Paris Hilton
Christina Aguilera Qantas
Britney Spears Australian Idol
Qantas Trading post
Eminem Virgin Blue
Melbourne Cup Delta Goodrem
Guy Sebastian The O.C.
Paris Hilton Halo 2
Virgin Blue Ian Thorpe
Orlando Bloom Jennifer Hawkins
Sports-Related Queries
2003 10/2004
Melbourne Cup Melbourne Cup
Rugby World Cup Cricket
Surfing Surfing
Jonny Wilkinson AFL
Soccer Soccer
David Beckham
Davis Cup
Rugby League
Popular Movies
2003 05/2004
2 Fast 2 Furious Troy
The Lord of the Rings Van Helsing
Finding Nemo The Lord of the Rings
Texas Chainsaw Massacre Kill Bill 2
Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean
Harry Potter
Star Wars
Terminator 3


Popular Queries
2003 2004
Finding Nemo InuYasha
Paris Hilton Family Guy
InuYasha Avril Lavigne
Canada 411 Air Canada
Orlando Bloom Canadian Tire
Loft Story Johnny Depp
Canadian Tire Metallica
Michael Jackson Good Charlotte
Toronto Star Ashton Kutcher
Toronto Maple Leafs Canadian Idol
Popular Music
2003 03/2004
Britney Spears Britney Spears
Christina Aguilera Hilary Duff
Eminem Christina Aguilera
Jennifer Lopez 50 Cent
50 Cent Metallica
Good Charlotte
Blink 182
Hilary Duff
Beyoncé Knowles
Avril Lavigne
Popular Brands
2003 08/2004
Air Canada Louis Vuitton
Ferrari Von Dutch
Wal-Mart Diesel
WestJet Prada
IKEA Holt Renfrew
Royal Bank of Canada
Best Buy
Victoria's Secret

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