November 13, 2008

DIY Chains Home Depot and Lowe’s See Big Climbs on Lycos Top Search List, CNN Generates Most Search Activity Since September 11

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Lycos, Inc. (, a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services, today announced the following information from the Lycos 50(TM), the most popular Internet search terms and trends for the week ending Nov. 8, 2008. For more information on this week's list and commentary, go to or follow the Lycos 50 on Twitter. Readers of the Lycos 50 can also share their thoughts on Internet trends and pop culture on the Lycos 50 Blog located at and the Under the Red Carpet Blog at

   Top 10 Most Popular Search Terms, Week Ending Nov. 8, 2008:   1) Paris Hilton                   6) Facebook   2) YouTube                        7) Julianne Hough   3) Sarah Palin                    8) CNN   4) Barack Obama                   9) Pamela Anderson   5) Clay Aiken                    10) Britney Spears    

If web search activity is any indication, tough economic times mean more people are turning to the DIY stores for home improvement projects, including Home Depot (#41) and Lowe's (#45), which both rise dramatically on this week's Lycos top search list. Despite winning the most historic presidential election in history, President-elect Barack Obama (#4) continues to trail former GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin (#3) in web search activity, while the biggest network winner with web users over the past week is CNN (#8), generating more search interest than FOX News (#13) and MSNBC (#29). The last time CNN made the top 10 search list on Lycos was in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Lycos, Inc. operates search and social media web sites that foster online communities, including the new Lycos Cinema community, bringing people together one flick at a time. Other Lycos products and sites include,,,,, Lycos Mail, Webon, and The Lycos 50(TM). Lycos, Inc. ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daum Communications Corp., a leading search and Internet portal in Korea. Lycos was acquired by Korean Daum Communications Corp. in October 2004 and has its U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. Daum Communications Corp. is traded on the KOSDAQ: 035720,

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