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Yahoo Releases Top Searches For 2008

December 1, 2008

Yahoo reported on Monday that Barack Obama’s presidential victory got more clicks than any other story on yahoo.com this year, but the most searched term was “Britney Spears”.

Yahoo said that in the top 10 searches, Spears was the most popular, and has been for seven of the past eight years, followed by World Wrestling Entertainment and then by Obama.

Others on the top 10 list were Miley Cyrus, online game RuneScape, actress Jessica Alba, Japanese manga cartoon series Naruto, actresses Lindsay Lohan and Angelina Jolie, and reality TV talent show American Idol.

The top 10 political searches were Obama, Sarah Palin, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, George Bush, Ron Paul, John Edwards, Mike Huckabee, Arnold Shwarzenegger and Mitt Romney.

The most searched news stories were on hurricanes, Caylee and Casey Anthony, election 2008, Pakistan, pregnant man, China, Iraq, Shelley Malil, Patrick Swayze and Afghanistan

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