This year we clearly had politics on our minds, but even with the 2008 U.S. election season already upon us, we welcomed diversions from the famous and the infamous. As presidential hopefuls gave us their pitches, we all managed to keep up with our favorite reality shows and investigate rumors about colorful celebrities.
Except where noted, all of these searches had the largest volume on Google.com in the U.S.
Most popular news term? American Idol
Most searched for name in the marathon presidential campaign? Ron Paul