2009: Stephen Gately
Stephen Gately was a singer songwriter who was in a boy band called Boyzone. He died in October this year.
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.