Bebo Bonanza

According to Google, “a year’s worth of search speaks to our collective consciousness.” If this is true, our collective consciousness is particularly concerned with social networks.
Here are the top ten search terms on Google for 2006:
1. bebo
2. myspace
3. world cup
4. metacafe
5. radioblog
6. wikipedia
7. video
8. rebelde
9. mininova
10. wiki
Numbers 4, 8 and 9 are new to me. How about you? Did you search for Bebo this year?
[UPDATE] On Bebo’s blog, Adam postulates on the reason for their number one ranking.

We think that this phenomenal achievement is due to the many brilliant Beboers who figured out that they can save a lot of typing by just entering “bebo” into their browser’s search box instead of typing out the whole “h” “t” “t” “p” “:” “/” “/” “w” “w” “w” “.” “b” “e” “b” “o” “.” “c” “o” “m” thing into the address box.

I did not realize that entering a term (minus the domain extension) in the browser’s address bar was a form of search. It makes sense, I just never considered it as such.

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  1. Mininova is a bit torrent search engine — basically for downloading copyrighted music and videos. Uh, or so I’ve heard…