Top Twitter-related Google searches of ’09 (UK, USA, OZ)

Do the top ‘Twitter-related’ Google seraches of 2009 tell us much about the social media habits (and approaches) by people in the UK, US and Australia?

Well, potentially yes…and potentially no.

At the very least, it does provide some indication as to where people in these countries are fixed in relation to the ‘social media adoption curve’ (for more on this subject, click here).

While 2009, for most people, was about getting their feet wet and keeping tabs on celebrities, there is enough anicdotal evidence to suggest 2010 will signal the start of the mass movement towards ‘needs-based’ usage of Twitter (and Social Media).

Top UK Searches geographical reprsentation available here

1. twitter facebook

2. twitter uk

3. twitter search

4. twitter stephen fry

5. twitter katie price

6. twitter blog

7. peter andre twitter

8. peter andre

9. katie price

Top US Searches geographical reprsentation available here

1. twitter facebook

2. how to twitter

3. what is twitter

4. twitter search

5. twitter blog

6. twitter wiki

7. twitter iphone

8. twitter app

9. miley twitter

10. miley cyrus twitter

Australia geographical reprsentation available here

1. facebook twitter

2. search twitter

3. what is twitter

4. twitter wiki

5. twitter pink

6. twitter miley cyrus

7. miley cyrus

8. twitter mobile

9. lance twitter

10. lance armstrong twitter

What on earth do these tables / stats mean?

Google’s top searches facility (Insight) allows users to search terms with the most significant level of interest.

These terms are related to the term that you enter (in this case, “Twitter”).

The Google system determines relativity by examining searches that have been conducted by a large group of users preceding the search term entered, as well as after.

In short, it allows us to see what the world is searching for in relation to “Twitter”.

But, I must stress, the data / output is very basic and goes back to the point I made up top: perhaps it tells us everything…or perhaps it tells us nothing.

You decide.


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