Signs you’re getting older:

  • Less hair
  • Lower sex drive
  • Seven out of every 10 conversations related to home refinancing
  • Diminishing recognition of items on the Google Zeitgeist list

This year I’m drawing a blank on four of the top 10. No I won’t say which and yes I’ve heard of the iPad 2.

Since 2001, Google has released a “year-end zeitgeist,” a “view into what searches revealed about the interests, passions, and issues for the year.” (See all the year-ends here.)

Google explains it this way:

“Zeitgeist” means “the spirit of the times”, and Google reveals this spirit through the aggregation of millions of search queries we receive every day.”

Go ahead and poke around on the Zeitgeist site — you’ll find all kinds of data from the Search Engine That Knows All.

Here’s Google’s video recap of 2011

Google Zeitgeist Reveals Top Searches of 2011 15 December,2011Jon Brooks

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