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Decade searches

Decade of top searches

December 19, 2012

Since

2001, Yahoo! has dipped into billions of searches to uncover our audience's

curiosities, interests, and what matters most to them. Unlike editorial

retrospectives or surveys, the rankings come from online users’ own search

behavior. Looking back, these lists truly sketch a society in motion: It's a

unique way to gauge social trends and interests in the year’s top stop stories,

compelling newsmakers, and viral fads.

Take a look back at a dozen years of Top 10s to see how the Web has grown — and

see what

preoccupied readers in 2012.