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Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Topless Photos of Maxim Magazine "Sexiest Woman in the World" propel Megan Fox to Top of Lycos Search List

Gloucester High School Teen Baby Bump, Jamie Lynn Spears, "American's Got Talent," Among Big Search Gainers on Lycos  

The Lycos 50TM for Week Ending June 21, 2008

WALTHAM, Mass.-June 25, 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 June 21, 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 and the all new Under the Red Carpet Blog.  

Biggest Movers and Shakers for Week Ending June 21, 2008:


Paul Pierce

  600 %


Tiger Woods

  533 %


Jamie Lynn Spears

  500 %


Kendra Wilkinson

  485 %


"America's Got Talent"

  470 %


Tony Awards

  400 %


Anne Hathaway

  380 %


Amy Winehouse

  355 %


Gloucester High School

  300 %


Jonas Brothers

  200 %

Search Gainers:

Topless photos leaked online of actress Megan Fox (#1), recently named "Sexiest Woman in the World" for 2008 by Maxim Magazine, help drive Fox to the top spot on this week's Lycos 50.   Meanwhile, an apparent teen pregnancy boom at Gloucester High School in Gloucester, Mass., causes a spike in search activity for the school, gaining 300 percent following national coverage in TIME Magazine.  Of the 17 teen students who are expecting babies, TIME reports the students opted into a pact to get pregnant and raise their children together, although the Gloucester Superintendent of Schools and the Mayor of Gloucester claim they have no confirmation or proof such a pact exists.  And in other teen pregnancy news, search interest in actress Jamie Lynn Spears, best known as little sister to Britney, and star of the Disney Channel's "Zoey 101," sees a 500 percent bump after giving birth last week to a baby girl. Finally, if web search activity is any indication, "America's Got Talent" is the big winner with web users this summer, gaining 470 percent in search popularity over the past week. 

The Lycos 50TM Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending June 21, 2008:

1)      Megan Fox                             6)  Samantha Ronson

2)      Clay Aiken                              7)  Facebook

3)      YouTube                                 8)  Kristin Davis

4)      Pamela Anderson                 9)  Lindsay Lohan

5)      Paris Hilton                          10)  Britney Spears           

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