Top Internet Searches of 2009

This year has not ended yet, but Microsoft says 'Twitter' has been searching most of the year 2009 through the new search engine Bing and a Texas company that monitoring original language words has crowned Twitter as the most top word this year.

Microsoft's statement on the blog Sunday night, said, "Michael Jackson", "Twitter" and "Swine Flu" (influenza) are three topics most searched through Bing this year.

Others most searched in the Bing's top 10 list are "Stock Market", "Farrah Fawcett" actress who died in June, "Patrick Swayze," actor who died in September, and "Jaycee Dugard" , a young girl from California who was kidnapped at the age of 11 and then returned after living 18 years later.

Microsoft says, they have been to analyze millions of statements that appear in the search engine.

Global Language Monitor (GLM), the original Texas company that analyzes and tracks the trend in language that says, so far "Twitter" is the "Top Word" for 2009.

"In the year dominated by political that shakes the world, pandemic, the financial Tsunamy impact, and the death of pop icon, the keyword "Twitter" is still superior than others," said Director of GLM, Paul Payack.

Other words the most searched included in GLM's register include "Obama", "Stimulus", "Vampire", and "Deficit".

GLM said that they used the algorithms system to track words and phrases in the media and the Internet to collect it in the register level.

He explained that the tracked words associated with the frequency, contextual usage and appearance in global media outlets, with long-term policy trend factors, short-term changes, momentum and velocity.

While Top 10 Yahoo! Internet Searches of 2009

1. Michael Jackson
2. Twilight
3. WWE
4. Megan Fox
5. Britney Spears
6. Naruto (Japanese Anime)
7. American Idol
8. Kim Kardashian
10. Runescape

Google's list of "fastest-rising" searches globally:

1 - Michael Jackson

2 - Facebook

3 - Tuenti

4 - Twitter

5 - Sanalika (a Turkish social-networking site)

6 - New Moon (the movie exploded onto the scene in November)

7 - Lady Gaga - people searched as much for pictures and videos of the singer as they did for facts or song lyrics

8 - Windows 7

9 - (a Vietnamese portal).

10 - Torpedo Gratis (a Brazilian text-messaging site).

Top 20 Torrent sites of 2009

1 - Currently in a legal dispute with the Canadian Recording Industry Association, Isohunt is a longtime favorite of P2P users. The community at Isohunt also helps police abuse within their network, and reader comments and votes help to identify those torrents which should be avoided.

2 - Entertane: An obscure-but-good metasearch engine. Pore through eight other torrent sites quickly by using

3 - is back online! After legal conflicts in April of 2008, they have reestablished themselves outside of the USA. Demonoid is still a private community, and members are held liable for any leeching that their invited friends do in this community. If you are lucky enough to get a Demonoid membership, invite your friends carefully, lest you lose your own membership.

4 - Torrent Root: another metasearch engine, Torrent Root will pore through other search engines on your behalf, and display the results in a slick tabbed interface for your easy browsing. WARNING: the Torrent Root web page has recently been infected by scareware and phishing viruses. The webmasters seem to have purged the infection, but fair warning: with any P2P browsing, protect yourself by installing a reliable antivirus like Avira.

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6 - Alive Torrents Alive Torrents is a relatively new site. It focuses on torrents that have distinguished themselves as having a solid swarm base and an active readership.

7 - Flixflux: a United Kingdom torrent site that is very popular with European downloaders

8 - The Pirate Bay
April 18, 2009: the Stockholm district court has sentenced the four Pirate Bay founders to a year in prison, and over $USD 3.5 million in fines. This is as punishment for violating their country's copyright laws. More on this shocking court ruling here...

9 - yourBittorrent: a newer service, yourBittorrent has a clean and simple design and fast searching. Keep your eye on this site.

10 - Thunderbytes: As of July 2009, Thunderbytes is a family-friendly site with content that is good for kids and parents.

11 - FYI: like Isohunt, Torrentbox is being sued by the MPAA as of February 28, 2006. The days for this fine search engine may be numbered.

12 - Still in beta testing format, this new torrent site claims to be the largest legal torrent search engine today. Accordingly, the result sets are much smaller than the "pirate" counterparts, but definitely try this site for yourself.

13 - a competent German search engine for finding specific files, cracks, and serials.

14 - Vertor: this torrent service claims to filter out bad torrents, viruses, DRM locks, passwords, and fakes. Many readers are pleased with Vertor, and thus far their service has been exemplary. Definitely give Vertor a try.

15 - Torrent2crazy: this newer torrent site has a clean and uncluttered interface. It doesn't offer the user feedback system of Isohunt, but the torrent database is solid.

16 - a very spartan-looking torrent engine, with very fast results and and icons that denote verified sources.

17 - (a "meta-search" engine, which is a search engine that searches other search engines)

18 - H33T: Don't let the plain site design fool you: this newer torrent site has gotten very positive reviews from readers.

19 - BiteNova (formerly known as "Bi-Torrents", BiteNova is a free Torrent site with a spartan look and fast searching format.)

20 - (Torrentreactor has made a comeback from a hijacking and an uncooperative hosting service. They have moved to a different server setup and a Tonga country domain outside the USA.)


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