'iPhone' Ranks as Top Search Term on Yahoo

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The iPhone was the most searched for term on Yahoo in 2011, edging out both celebrities and the year's major news stories.
"This is the first time since 2002 that we have had a gadget at No. 1, which is an iPhone." Vera Chan, a Web trend analyst at Yahoo, said in a conference call announcing the results of the review now in its 10th year.
Sony's PlayStation 2 topped the list that year.

According to Reuters, Chan "credited the iPhone with helping to facilitate political movements around the world and said the device embodied the vision of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs who died in October".

Other top searches on the list included Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Aniston, American Idol, the Casey Anthony trial, Osama bin Laden's death, and the earthquake in Japan.

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voonyx

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Well yeah. Apple users were looking for info on when the new iPhone would be released, and Android users were looking for iPhone related articles to troll. No surprise here. :D
 

emvath

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Wow, we search for some stupid stuff. I can understand the iPhone, but who the #%@! is searching for Kim Kardashian that much? Oh well whatever. I wonder if porn searches were omitted from this list.
 

pgiguere1

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I'm surprised PlayStation 2 topped the list in 2010.

It was released in 2000 and the PS3 was released in 2006.

Edit: Nevermind, it says "that year" (2002) not "last year".
 
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mygoldens

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Wow, Macrumors!!

Another worthless piece of trivia!

How about some real news, iPhone 4GLTE, BIGGER screen....etc.
 

ArtOfWarfare

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Just curious... how many people actually use Yahoo (and actually, what demographics use Yahoo?)

Personally, I use Google, and everyone I know uses Google... I know that Yahoo and Bing are out there, but who actually uses them?
 

voonyx

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Just curious... how many people actually use Yahoo (and actually, what demographics use Yahoo?)

Personally, I use Google, and everyone I know uses Google... I know that Yahoo and Bing are out there, but who actually uses them?
I use Yahoo for News and Sports. I use Google for actual searching. I assume some millions upon millions still use Yahoo.
 

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The iPhone was the most searched for term on Yahoo in 2011, edging out both celebrities and the year's major news stories.
Sony's PlayStation 2 topped the list that year.

According to Reuters, Chan "credited the iPhone with helping to facilitate political movements around the world and said the device embodied the vision of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs who died in October".

Other top searches on the list included Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Aniston, American Idol, the Casey Anthony trial, Osama bin Laden's death, and the earthquake in Japan.

Article Link: 'iPhone' Ranks as Top Search Term on Yahoo
I'm sorry the iPhone 4S has to find itself in that company. It's much classier than any of the above.:cool: Of course, a bag of doorknobs is brighter, and a pile of steaming poop is classier then the above highlighted individuals.:p
 

hexonxonx

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Just curious... how many people actually use Yahoo (and actually, what demographics use Yahoo?)

Personally, I use Google, and everyone I know uses Google... I know that Yahoo and Bing are out there, but who actually uses them?
I used Yahoo back in the late 90s/early 200s. I didn't think they still had a search engine after all these years.
 

TimUSCA

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Just curious... how many people actually use Yahoo (and actually, what demographics use Yahoo?)

Personally, I use Google, and everyone I know uses Google... I know that Yahoo and Bing are out there, but who actually uses them?
A lot of people use Bing, but usually only because it's the default on IE.
 

voonyx

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A lot of people use Bing, but usually only because it's the default on IE.
I actually saw someone using Bing the other day. It looked cool. I've still never typed in Bing.com to any browser though haha
 

emvath

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I use Yahoo for News and Sports. I use Google for actual searching. I assume some millions upon millions still use Yahoo.
Same here. Though lately I've been migrating towards Bing. Especially for image searches.
 

jmnikricket

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Given that list, I'm guessing the top word in all searches was "nude." I mean seriously, who wants to see pictures of an iPhone with a case on it? ;)
 

interestedabit

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"the device embodied the vision of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs who died in October"

Still feels so strange to read that. :(
 
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