Hottest search topics of the decade

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2008: iPlayer

2008: iPlayer

The BBC’s web-based service, which lets users watch TV programmes on demand, went live at the end of 2007. A new-look version was launched in the summer of 2008.

 

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.

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