2004: Big Brother
The soon to be defunct TV series on Channel 4, where strangers live in the public eye for 24 hours a day for weeks, was in its fifth series.
According to Google’s Zeitgeist annual list of most searched for terms, the hottest topic of searches this year was Stephen Gately.
This compares to topics such as Nostradamus, Spiderman and iPhone which have all topped the list this decade.
Computer Weekly looks back at the topics that grabbed web users’ attention so far this millennium.