Los Angeles: The most sought after search term on Google for the year 2007 was iPhone, with technology and entertainment topping the list of search in the year, informed Google Inc.
“iPhone, of course, is a word very few people typed in a search box in 2006. It didn’t exist then,” said Marissa Mayer of Google, an Internet search engine.
iPhone, rolled out by Apple in United States last summer, is a mobile phone, music and video player and Internet browser device. Google also released a list of fastest-rising global search terms and the iPhone topped that list too.
Four social networking sites made it to the top 10. Webkinz, a stuffed animal that customers can register and play with online, grabbed the number two slot. Celebrity news Web site TMZ was ranked third, while transformer toys took the fourth slot.
Transformers are the wildly popular toys that shift their shapes, for example from cars to alien robots, and they got a big boost from the 2007 hit movie “Transformers.” “There’s a lot of interest in the celebrity culture, television and movies,” said Mayer.
Video sharing web site, You Tube, was at the fifth spot followed by Club Penguin, a networking site for children, at sixth and social networking site MySpace at number seven. The last three slots in the top ten were grabbed by Heroes, Facebook and Anna Nicole Smith.