Google lists Cikgu Shida among most searched on YouTube

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KUALA LUMPUR: A lot of technology, entertainment and music acts apparently, reveals Google in its Zeitgeist lists for Malaysia which features this year’s hottest selection of search terms on google.com.my.

The fastest rising Malaysian searched for, was YouTube sensation Cikgu Shida, who has garnered a large following miming to local and international hit songs.

Other Malaysians making the lists are young bloggers Fatin Liyana and Haniz Zalikha, politician Anwar Ibrahim, cleric Ustaz Kazim and muslimah designer Hana Tajima, who created a wave of headscarf fashion locally.

Tech-crazy Malaysians had plenty of technology trends to plug into this year. Gadgets both real and rumored grabbed four out of the top ten fastest rising search queries: iPhone5, iPad2, Samsung Galaxy and Android were all popular searches.

Turning to Google with their tech-related questions, Malaysians asked “What is …” to find out more about ‘iPad,’ ‘hacking’ and ‘jailbreak.’

This year’s fastest rising searches reveal that in addition to social networking and launching Angry Birds at green pigs, Malaysians love a good laugh, with local reality TV show Maharaja Lawak landing the third spot.

When it comes to TV, Malaysians clearly love reality: America’s Next Top Model (ANTM), X Factor USA and American Idol 2011 were the most-searched for TV shows this year. ‘Tonton’ and ‘what is ppvrip’ were also popular searches, indicating that Malaysians are bringing their appreciation for TV online.

Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars, who visited Malaysia in April, leads a list of the fastest rising people searched which includes three other international music stars -- Avril Lavigne, Rihanna and of course Justin Bieber, whose baby face topped the list of most popular image searches this year. Malaysians also turned to image search to discover what fixed-gear bicycles look like as fixie culture took off, and to see Domo-kun, the furry mascot of Japan's NHK television station.

When it’s time for travel, Malaysians stick to what’s familiar -- beaches and big cities. Searches for Su Mei Island, Maldives and Caribbean balanced with Hong Kong, Taipei and New York. Disneyland is also popular with Malaysians, with both Paris and Hong Kong Disneylands showing up as top international travel destinations.

Recently released, the lists offer a unique glimpse through the collective eyes of Malaysian searchers into the big events, memorable moments and emerging trends that captivated us as a nation .

Google spokesperson Zeffri Yusof says: “Google’s year-end Zeitgeist is a cultural barometer that reveals just about everything that has us excited, curious or plain wanting to know more. From leaders, celebrities, current affairs to pop culture, sports and everything in between, search trends reveal what’s on the collective Malaysian mind.”  




TOP COMPUTER & ELECTRONICS QUERIES
iPhone 5   
Samsung Galaxy S2   
iPad 2  
Android   
Samsung Galaxy tab
Xperia x8
Samsung Galaxy Ace  
Blackberry   
Nokia C3   
Sony Ericsson                                       

TOP MOBILE PHONES QUERIES
iPhone 5   
Samsung Galaxy S2 
Nokia N9 
Samsung Galaxy Ace  
Samsung Galaxy tab   
Blackberry  
Nokia c3   
Sony Ericsson        

TOP ONLINE & VIDEO GAMES QUERIES
Dota   
Fight of Characters  
global hidden street   
Angry Birds
tetris battle 
Hacked Arcade Games   
BoxHead   
chaos faction 2  
Armor Heroes            

TOP BLOGS QUERIES
Blog Serius   
Beautifunara   
Papagomo   
Jejariruncing   
Honeykoyuki   
Oh Bulan   
kari ngeri   
Malaymoviesfull   
My Resipi  
IniBelogSaya       

Most searched services sites (on Google.com.my)
Groupon.my
Mudah.com.my
Tonton.com.my
mydeal.com.my
Airasia.com
LHDN e-filing
myguru2
Maybank2u
Firefly.com.my
bnm.gov.my
Youtube.com


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