1.) Michael Jackson
The King of Pop was the “King of Google Search” in 2009, as “Michael Jackson” was the fastest rising search term globally this year.
American superstar Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson, had been a guitarist but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Katherine (Scruse). Together they prodded their growing family’s musical interests at home. By the early 1960s, the older boys Jackie, Tito and Jermaine had begun performing around the city; by 1964, Michael and Marlon had joined in.
A musical prodigy, Michael’s singing and dancing talents were amazingly mature, and he soon became the dominant voice and focus of The Jackson 5. An opening act for such soul groups as the O-Jays and James Brown, it was Gladys Knight (notDiana Ross) who officially brought the group to Berry Gordy‘s attention, and by 1969, the boys were producing back-to-back chart-busting hits as Motown artists (“I Want You Back,” “ABC,” “Never Can Say Goodbye,” “Got to Be There,” etc.). As a product of the 1970s, the boys emerged as one of the most accomplished black pop/soul vocal groups in music history, successfully evolving from a group like The Temptations to a disco phenomenon.
Solo success for Michael was inevitable, and by the 1980s, he had become infinitely more popular than his brotherly group. Record sales consistently orbited, culminating in the biggest-selling album of all time, “Thriller” in 1982. A TV natural, he ventured rather uneasily into films, such as playing the Scarecrow in The Wiz (1978), but had much better luck with elaborate music videos.
In the 1990s, the downside as an 1980s pop phenomenon began to rear itself. Michael grew terribly child-like and introverted by his peerless celebrity. A rather timorous, androgynous figure to begin with, his physical appearance began to change drastically, and his behavior grew alarmingly bizarre, making him a consistent target for scandal-making, despite his numerous charitable acts. Two brief marriages — one to Elvis Presley‘s daughter Lisa Marie Presley — were forged and two children produced by his second wife during that time, but the purposes behind them appeared image-oriented. Despite it all, Michael Jackson’s passion and artistry as a singer, dancer, writer and businessman are unparalleled, and it is these prodigious talents that will ultimately prevail over the extremely negative aspects of his seriously troubled adult life.
For it all to end on June 25, 2009, with his sudden death at age 50 of a drug-induced cardiac arrest, just as he was coming out of a four-year reclusive period and rehearsing for a sold-out London concert “comeback” in July, seems uncommonly cruel and tragic. Millions upon millions of dedicated fans will remember where they were “the day Michael died”.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
i really doubt what facebook, is all about. as descirbed it’s a social utility, that connects people, but as you dear people have seen recently-fuck islam group: the so called anti-muslim and islam, full of hatred and ignorance-, it’s really not social at all. It’s actually a hatred tool, for people to start hating each other. I mean how can you facebook owner dare sayin’ that it’s a tool to connect people. We are now on the line of destroying all peacefull attempts to gather us people. Please Facebook Owner, Admins, start preeching what you say, act on what you claim to have on your homepage. Have the dignity to say no, to such people. Facebook is tool to build friendships between human beings, and buliding is why far from destroying. so please Start builiding and let’s quit Savataging, it’s all ready a mess around the world, so let facebook be the one who cleans it. there are alot of wounds and cracks int this world,then let facebook be the one, who heals and fill it and do all the good things.
Tuenti is a Spain-based, invitation-only private social networking website that has been referred to as the “Spanish Facebook.” Tuenti, pronounced in Spanish, sounds like Twenty in English. The name, however, actually comes from “tu enti[dad],” meaning “your entity.” The site is targeted at the Spanish audience, and is currently accessible only to those who have been invited.
Tuenti features many tools common to social-networking sites. It allows users to set up a profile, upload photos, link videos and connect with friends, recently a chat application has been added. Many other utilities, such as the ability to create events, are also offered. Unlike similar social networking sites which feature banner advertisements, Tuenti has opted out of these traditional forms of “noisy” and obstructive advertising.
Now Google Zeitgeist‘s 2009 listed the Tuenti as in Third fastest-rising global search. Google’s 2008 Zeitgeist report listed Tuenti as the year’s fourth fastest-rising global search term, and Alexa Internet ranks the site as the sixth most visited in Spain. It is currently estimated that there are more than 8 million users, making it the country’s most popular social network. Zaryn Dentzel, one of its founders, stated that they intend to focus on Spanish users more before possibly expanding to other countries. The site targets users in specific regions to improve its click-through rates, which have reached as high as 40%.
Twitter is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read other users’ messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the user’s profile page. Tweets are publicly visible by default, however senders can restrict message delivery to their friends list. Users may subscribe to other users’ tweets—this is known as following and subscribers are known as followers.
Sanalika is a virtual world by OyunStudyosu and 2009’s fastest rising 5th keyword on Google. Google Zeitgeist, virtual world, multiplayer, flash game, social game, game, social network, social world, Sanalika by OyunStudyosu. Sanalika has no Wikipedia page, hard to imagine for the fifth most searched term on Google!
6.) New Moon
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, commonly referred to as New Moon, is a 2009 American romance fantasy–vampire film based onStephenie Meyer‘s 2006 novel New Moon. It is the second film in The Twilight Saga film series and is the sequel to 2008’s Twilight. Summit Entertainment greenlit the sequel in late November 2008, following the early success of Twilight. Directed by Chris Weitz, the film starsKristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, reprising their roles as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black, respectively.Melissa Rosenberg, who handed in a draft of the film script during the opening weekend of Twilight, returned as screenwriter for New Moonas well.
7.) LADY GAGA!
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American pop singer. She began performing in the rock music scene of New York City’s Lower East Side in 2003 and enrolled at New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts. She soon signed with Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records. During her early time at Interscope, she worked as a songwriter for fellow label artists and captured the attention of Akon, who recognized her vocal abilities, and signed her to his own label, Kon Live Distribution.
Released on August 19, 2008, her debut album, The Fame, reached number one in the UK, Canada, Austria, Germany and Ireland as well as accomplishing positions within the top-ten in numerous countries worldwide; in the United States, it peaked at number two on theBillboard 200 chart and topped Billboard‘s Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Its first two singles, “Just Dance” and “Poker Face“, co-written and co-produced with RedOne, became international number-one hits, topping the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States as well as the charts of other countries. The album, which later earned a total of six Grammy Award nominations, won the awards for Best Electronic/Dance Album and Best Dance Recording for “Poker Face”. In early 2009, she embarked on her first headlining tour, The Fame Ball Tour. By the fourth quarter of the year, she had released her EP, The Fame Monster, along with the global chart-topping lead single “Bad Romance“, as well as having embarked on her second headlining tour of the year, The Monster Ball Tour. Her second album, Born This Way, is scheduled for release in 2011.
Lady Gaga is inspired by glam rock artists such as David Bowie and Queen, as well as pop singers such as Madonna and Michael Jackson. She has also stated fashion is a source of inspiration for her songwriting and performances. Gaga was ranked the 73rd Artist of the 2000–10 decade by Billboard. As of August 2010, Gaga has sold more than 15 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide. Both Timemagazine and Forbes included Gaga in its annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world and the 100 Most Powerful and Influential celebrities in the world, respectively. Forbes also placed her at number seven on their annual list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
8.) Windows 7
Windows 7 is the latest release of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, and media center PCs. Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, and reached general retail availability on October 22, 2009, less than three years after the release of its predecessor, Windows Vista. Windows 7’s server counterpart, Windows Server 2008 R2, was released at the same time.
Dantri is a Vietnamese-language site, pictured above. Dantri also has no Wikipedia page.
10.) Torpedo Gratis
Also having no Wiki page, Torpdo Gratis provides users with an interface to send free text messages of up to 116 characters to mobile phone.