Google Zeitgeist 2011

Google has released a range of “Zeitgeist” lists for the year 2011, with an online collection at, and a 2.52 minute video clip celebrating the millions of search queries Google receives every day. “Zeitgeist” is a German word meaning “The spirit of the times”. The Google Zeitgeist 2011 report reveals what captured the world’s attention in the past year—our passions, interests and defining moments as seen through search.

Google 2011 was a year of adversity

Google 2011 Top Ten Searches

Click on the image below to play the Google Zeitgeist 2011 video.

Google Zeitgeist 2011 Credits

The Zeitgeist 2011 video was produced at Whirled Creative with director Scott Chan. Music is “Sooner or Later” by Mat Kearney. The “Soldier surprises mom” clip is courtesy of the National Geographic Channel, Siskell/Jacobs Productions and Joseph Desira.

Google 2011 was a year of crossroads
Google 2011 was a year of inspiration
Google 2011 was a year of revolution
Google 2011 was a year of remembrance
Google 2011 was a year of possibility

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