The team over at Bing Search posted earlier today about the top terms which were the subject of searches in this past year on the Microsoft search portal.  It is always interesting as we approach the end of another year when these types of summaries start to come out.  I believe it reveals a lot about us as a global society – both good and bad.

What do you think?

Here are the top three items from the various categories shared by the Bing team:


  • Justin Bieber
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Jennifer Aniston

News Story

  • Casey Anthony Trial
  • Osama Bin Laden Death
  • Hurricane Irene

Sports Star

  • Maria Sharapova
  • Tiger Woods
  • Serena Williams


  • Justin Bieber
  • Katy Perry
  • Jennifer Lopez

Consumer Electronics

  • Xbox
  • Kindle
  • PlayStation

Note: Must mention here that Windows Phone 7 was 9th on this list!

Television Shows

  • American Idol
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • Glee

Reality Television Shows

  • American Idol
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • Jersey Shore

Reality Television Stars

  • Kim Kardashian
  • Kate Gosselin
  • Khloe Kardashian

Late Night TV Shows

  • Chelsea Handler
  • David Letterman
  • Conan O’Brien

Daytime Talk Shows

  • Wendy Williams
  • Ellen Degeneres
  • Anderson Cooper

Morning TV Shows

  • Today Show
  • Good Morning America
  • The Early Show


  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  • Twilight: Breaking Dawn
  • The Hangover 2

Celebrity Events

  • Royal Wedding
  • Final Harry Potter
  • Kim Kardashian Wedding

And to wrap up things up here is the most searched for viral video of the year on Bing: