No. 10 most searched term in 2011 - iPad 2 iPad 2 took the world by storm when 500,000 of the second-generation tablets were sold on their debut weekend. Seen as a sleeker, lightweight alternative to its predecessor, iPad 2 sold out across virtually all channels in its first week.
No. 9 most searched term of 2011 - Steve Jobs Steve Jobs' death prompted many to find out about what happened, his past and what he had envisioned for the future. Jobs' creativity shaped the technological world consumers live in.
No. 8 most searched term of 2011 - TEPCO The TEPCO Fukushima nuclear plant went under meltdown status following the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, after several reactors were severely damaged.
No. 7 most searched term: Adele. Adele launched onto the music scene in 2011, reaching number 1 on numerous music charts with her hit "Someone Like You," and selling hundreds of thousands of copies of her new album.
No. 6 most searched term of 2011: iPhone 5 The rumors and murmurs of Apple's latest smartphone were abuzz on the Internet all year, even before the release of the iPhone 4S.
No. 5 most searched term: Battlefield 3 The video game Battlefield 3's anticipated release in 2011 sold 5 million copies in its first week.
No. 4 most searched term: Casey Anthony Casey Anthony was charged with first-degree murder when the remains of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee were found in a wooded area near her home in Orlando, Fla, and her trial was heavily publicized. A jury found her not guilty in July.
No. 3 top searched term: Ryan Dunn Best known for his antics on the reality TV shows “Jackass” and “Viva La Bam,” Ryan Dunn lost his life in a car accident in June at the age of 34.
No. 2 most searched: Google+ In June 2011, Google entered the social networking space with the launch of Google+ . In the three weeks following its announcement, Google+ amassed a user base of more than 10 million people.
No. 1 most searched term: Rebecca Black. At just 13 years old, Rebecca Black made her fame on YouTube with a paid-to-produce music video "Friday" that skyrocketed in popularity thanks to its virality with over 167 million views.
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