Yahoo! recently published their Top Ten Searches of 2010 and I thought you all needed to see them:
Top Searches on Yahoo! in 2010
1. BP oil spill
2. World Cup
3. Miley Cyrus
4. Kim Kardashian
5. Lady Gaga
7. Megan Fox
8. Justin Bieber
9. American Idol
10. Britney Spears
Seven were celebrities (or celebrity-related), one was sports-related, one was tech, and one was news. I guess I'm pleased to see that the top item was news; the BP oil spill was an incredibly important and horrible event, and it went on for so long, I'm not surprised it was the number one search this year.
Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber I get - she's fascinating and wears perfectly outlandish clothes, and he's the IT boy of the year. But I don't get the Kardashians at all.
And Megan Fox? No offense, but seriously? Britney Spears? I would have thought we were done with her.
Yahoo's list has made me feel completely out of touch. I don't watch American Idol, I don't watch World Cup soccer and haven't looked for information about either of those things online this year. Come to think of it, I didn't search for any of those things this year.
I have been feeling a little like my mid-life crisis has begun - just the early stages - and I think the Yahoo! list is a bit of a confirmation. I am clearly not interested in the same things most people are.
Don't get me wrong, I do plenty of internet searches. They are just usually more along the lines of, oh, what recipe can I find for the crazy ingredients in my fridge so I can make dinner tonight, or what is the name of the humanoid-type beings that were alive during the Ice Age, (school projects never die).
I wish I'd kept a record of what I searched for this past year. I would love to have a Top Ten to look back on.
I'll put that on my Resolution List for 2011.
Sarah Auerswald is the founder of MarVistaMom.com and also blogs at SarahAuerswald.com. This post is for the December topic of the Yahoo! Motherboard, of which I am a proud member.