Thursday, December 03, 2009

The REAL top 10 search trends...

Over the last week, there have been various top search engines that have been publishing the list of top 10 search queries for 2009. One could go a step further and assume that the following would be the trends for celebrities and common people alike across various fields such as sports, entertainment, media etc.
  • User-base: Government Officials (Category: Politics)
    Popular Queries

    i) How should I live in austerity
    ii) How to evade questions on peace with Pakistan
  • User-base: American policy-makers/ Peace-makers (Category: World)
    Popular Queries
    i) What strategies to follow to continue attacking Afghanistan, Iraq
    ii) What reasons to provide for giving Obama the Nobel prize
  • User-base: Top movie producers / TV serial-makers (Category: Entertainment)
    Popular Queries

    i) How to deliver a hit in Bollywood
    ii) How to convert Rakhi Sawant to marriage material
  • User-base: Indian Cricket Team / Golfers (Category: Sports)
    Popular Queries
    i) Which companies are available for selling myself to
    ii) What not to do with a golf club
  • User-base: Tech-savvy consumers (Category: Technology)
    Popular Queries
    i) What to do with Google Wave
    ii) How not to tweet like Sashi Tharoor
  • User-base: Writers / Musicians (Category: Literary / Arts)
    Popular Queries
    i) How to write books for Rs.95 and still make millions like Chetan Bhagat
    ii) How to pass an opinion on everything like Arundathi Roy
  • User-base: Journalists / TV Reporters (Category: Media / Journalism)
    Popular Queries
    i) How to pick a story to sensationalize
    ii) How to shout like Rajdeep Sardesai
  • User-base: Working professionals (Category: Corporate India)
    Popular Queries
    i) How to act busy at work so that I don’t get fired during recession
    ii) How to steal free food at office to increase savings
  • User-base: Young Indians (Category: Lifestyle)
    Popular Queries
    i) How to earn and eat, and spend the same on gyms before marriage
    ii) How to put on weight after marriage
  • User-base: The Common Man (Category: General)
    Popular Queries
    i) How to ignore everything around just enough for living my own life
    ii) How to vote without any choice
P.S: Last heard, none of the search engines could give a valid answer for most of the questions across the spectrum. The said parties were interested in any answers humans might have…

P.S 2: This post links to a lot of older posts. Foresight maybe... :)

Any more for any of the above categories or any other category of users, please add on in the comments section…

5 comments:

Shefali Tripathi Mehta said...

haha! enjoyed.

Shefali Tripathi Mehta said...

really nice!

Rajiv Srivatsa said...

@shefali - thx a ton!

Shefali Tripathi Mehta said...

Rajiv, read this one: http://jefftompkins.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-call-is-very-important-to-them.html
he's brilliant.

Rajiv Srivatsa said...

agree shefali! and that post pretty much sums up everyone's telephone calls at some point in their lives.

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