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With 2010 coming to a close in a few weeks, publications and other sources are putting together their "best of" and "top" lists for the year, and it should come as no surprise to Apple followers that the iPad, iPhone and other Apple products have ranked highly in a number of prominent surveys.

- Google has published its Zeitgeist 2010, ranking top topics based on the billions of search queries made by users during the year. On a global basis, the iPad placed second among "fastest rising" topics, only narrowly trailing Chatroulette. When breaking things down into categories, the iPad topped the global consumer electronics category with the iPhone 4 taking second place.


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Google.com (U.S.) - Fastest-Rising Queries for 2010
Apple fared even better when looking at the fastest rising trends in just the United States, with the iPad taking the top overall spot over Chatroulette and the iPhone 4 landing in third place. Apple as a company ranked eighth among fastest rising news search terms, while its retail stores ranked eighth among rising search terms for Google Maps. Among image searches, the iPhone and iPad took eighth and tenth place respectivey. Finally, Google's product search category saw the iPad top the list, with iPhone 4 cases checking in in tenth place.

- Twitter is publishing a series of Year in Review features, and its "Trends on Twitter" page shows the iPad topping the technology category for items discussed on Twitter during the year, while also grabbing the sixth spot in overall top trends. iOS ranked third in the technology category, while the iPhone took fourth place and the MacBook Air ranked ninth.

- Time has published its list of Top 10 Gadgets for 2010, and the iPad again took the top spot in the rankings.
It's not the first touchscreen tablet in the history of computing, but it's easily the most successful so far. With 3 million iPads sold in their first month alone and a market for interactive magazines and newspapers created almost overnight, Apple finally managed to make tablet computing cool.
The 11-inch MacBook Air snagged third place, while the iPhone 4 took sixth and the new Apple TV came in seventh.

Time also published a list of top iPhone apps headed by Netflix, while Angry Birds, the hit iOS game that is now also available on Android, took second place among top video games. Apple also scored a mention at the top of the "oddball news stories" category with the $8 million diamond-encrusted iPhone 4.

Article Link: Apple Products Rank Highly in Mind Share for 2010
 

vincenz

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Anyone know if they are still taking orders for the $8 million iphone?
 
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NebulaClash

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Thus Apple's stock price. When you have that many fans around the world, and you catch so many stories in the press that people search for your news, and you have that much satisfaction in your profitable products, you wind up with a $300+ stock price. Everyone's happy...

...except for Apple trolls.
 
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Caliber26

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OMG OMG OMG, If The Beebs went live on Chatroulette, while in concert (like others have done), and I was on the other end of that connection, I. WOULD. DIE. :p
 
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Richard1028

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ranking top topics based on the billions of search queries made by users during the year.
God only knows how many of these petty queries originate from the U.S.

Given the obvious "priorities" of our citizenry, no wonder we're in trouble.

Embarrassing. :(
 
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Manderby

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What is a myxer? Who is Justin Bieber (except that people here seem to know that it is a girl) and who are those parents naming a girl with a boys name? And as someone before said, being so close to chatroulette is somewhat showing that this chart has much more to say about the quality of the users queried instead of the resulting words.

Ach, I'm getting old.
 
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HLdan

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What is a myxer? Who is Justin Bieber (except that people here seem to know that it is a girl) and who are those parents naming a girl with a boys name? And as someone before said, being so close to chatroulette is somewhat showing that this chart has much more to say about the quality of the users queried instead of the resulting words.

Ach, I'm getting old.

Justin Bieber is not a girl. There are just haters out there that will say that.
 
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RedTomato

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Jeez, what on earth is myxer?

I wish a pair of mad PhDs would create some sort of gigantic global database machine that consumed more power than half of Africa and contained within it almost everything known to humanity and monitored everyone's emails and conversations and had an insatable appetite for more and more data, just so that I could ask it pointless questions like this. But that's clearly an idle fantasy.


EDIT: Dear friend, I travelled into the future where they had just so a crazy machine, and I asked it the question, and it said : '42'. Well, not quite, but I /still/ don't know what 'myxer' is.
 
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just.in.time

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myxer

Myxer is an online service that let's you upload mp3s, trim them, and send them to dumb phones to be used as a ringtone for free. Used it all the time with an old samsung years ago.
 
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coolbreeze

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Every time I've been on chatroulette, its roughly 20 seconds in when I see dude after dude with their cock out.

Our society is doomed.
 
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