Boston Red Sox Pitcher Jon Lester, "American Idol" Winner David Cook, Division I Lacrosse,
Among Big Search Gainers on Lycos
The Lycos 50TM for Week Ending May 24, 2008
WALTHAM, Mass.-May 29, 2008-Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com), a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services, today announced the following information from The Lycos 50TM, the 50 most popular Internet search results for the week ending May 24, 2008. For a complete list of The Lycos 50 and for in-depth text of The Lycos 50 Daily Report, go to http://50.lycos.com. Readers of The Lycos 50 can also share their thoughts on Internet trends and pop culture on The Lycos 50 Blog located at http://lycos50.tripod.com/blog/ and the all new Under the Red Carpet Blog at http://redcarpet.tripod.com/blog/.
Biggest Movers and Shakers for Week Ending May 24, 2008:
"Dancing with the Stars"
Div. I Lacrosse Championship
"American Idol" Finale
Two of the most highly anticipated films of the year make their first-ever appearances on this week's Lycos 50. "Indiana Jones" (#27) hit big numbers at the box office over the Memorial Day weekend, scoring big numbers online as well, up 700 percent in search activity over the past week, while the "Sex and the City" Movie debuts on The Lycos 50 at number 41. And from the sports world, Boston Red Sox hurler Jon Lester skyrockets 600 percent this week after pitching a no-hitter on May 19. The 24 year-old left-hander has survived cancer, touching the hearts of baseball fans everywhere with his incredible story. Meanwhile, ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" finale climbs 525 percent in online interest following Kristi Yamaguchi's winning performance over pro-footballer Jason Taylor, breaking the male-winning streak as Yamaguchi becomes the first woman to claim the dancing crown since the show's first season. Elsewhere in sports, the Syracuse men's lacrosse team defeated John Hopkins in the NCAA Division I Lacrosse title game in Foxboro, Mass. on May 26, netting a 380 percent jump in online interest.
The Lycos 50TM Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending May 24, 2008:
1) Paris Hilton 6) Pokemon
2) YouTube 7) Pamela Anderson
3) Clay Aiken 8) Disney
4) Naruto 9) Facebook
5) Nick Hogan 10) WWE