most-searched 2009

Searchers & surfers were social in 2009

What did searchers search for in 2009? Facebook, Facebook, and more Facebook. In fact, search variations on the word Facebook accounted for four of the top 25 most searched terms this year according to data released by Experian Hitwise.

Facebook ascended from its Number 10 position in 2008 with a bullet, edging out MySpace, which was nonetheless the second most searched word this past year. Craigslist, YouTube and Yahoo Mail followed.

See a pattern here? Social networking-related terms accounted for a full 2.48 percent of the top 300 searches.