Google has released a range of “Zeitgeist” lists for the year 2011, with an online collection at googlezeitgeist.com, 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 annual Zeitgeist report reveals what captured the world’s attention in the past year—our passions, interests and defining moments as seen through search.
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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.