BP’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico tops the chart, according to Yahoo’s rankings of the most demanding and interesting search requests in 2010. It drew the attention of tens of millions of people that used Yahoo’s search engine in the year 2010.
Britney Spears held the No. 1 position on Yahoo’s search list from 2005 through 2008. She dropped to fifth position and Michael Jackson became Yahoo’s most requested subject in 2009. The year saw the dead of the King of pop. Spears is in the tenth position in the latest list.
The list of celebrities on Yahoo’s list included singer and actress Miley Cyrus, singer Lady Gaga, actress Megan Fox, Justin Bieber and TV’s top-rated show, the American Idol talent competition in consecutive positions from 3 to 9 which indicates the dominance of pop culture.
Soccer’s World Cup, which drew huge crowds and television audiences in June, grabbed the second spot on Yahoo’s list while Apple Inc.’s most hot-selling gadget, the iPhone, came in sixth.
Yahoo’s search engine is the second most used on the Web. But still it could be considered as the precise way calculating the interest of the majority online users.
Google, which stands ahead of Yahoo, has more search requests than the latter. Google also exceeds in the number of users when Microsoft Corp.’s Bing and AOL Inc. combined.
Bing released top searches earlier this week. Kim Kardashian, the reality TV star tops the list. AOL has also released their ratings. Golfer Tiger Woods holds the top position. Kardashian came in fourth on Yahoo’s list and seventh in AOL’s celebrity rankings.
Woods was third on Bing but he did not made it into the Yahoo’s Top 10.It is been said that Google doesn’t have any plans to plan to disclose its top searches until later in December.