Comedian George Carlin, ABC's "Wipeout" and Singer Tim McGraw Among Big Search Gainers on Lycos
The Lycos 50TM for Week Ending June 28, 2008
WALTHAM, Mass.-July 3, 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 28, 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 June 28, 2008:
Disney's "Camp Rock"
Tim McGraw Fight
"American's Got Talent"
Actress Jamie Lynn Spears (#3), star of the popular Disney Channel's "Zoey 101," sees her highest rank ever on this week's Lycos 50, following news that she had given birth to a baby girl. Jamie Lynn, best known as Britney Spears' little sister, generates 233 percent more search interest this week than big sister Britney, who comes in at number 10 on the Lycos 50. The sudden death of comedian George Carlin resonated with web users over the past week, pushing online interest in Carlin up 700 percent since news of his death on June 22. And search activity for singer Tim McGraw increases four-fold as video of McGraw swinging into action during a recent concert in Washington State surfaced online. Before security could arrive on the scene, thousands watched as McGraw plucked a rowdy fan from the concert audience after the man allegedly assaulted a woman near the front of the stage. Quick Draw McGraw later stated, "I was just tying to keep the peace." Finally, four of the top 10 biggest Movers & Shakers this week are television series and TV movies. ABC's newest show "Wipeout" sees a 415 percent jump in online interest while search activity for its host John Henson rises 380 percent. Meanwhile, NBC's "America's Got Talent" continues to score hits with web users, up 300 percent over the past week, and searches for the "Bachelorette" climb 200 percent. But Disney's "Camp Rock" is the clear winner in search ratings this week on Lycos, with a 500 percent increase in search interest.
The Lycos 50TM Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending June 28, 2008:
1) Paris Hilton 6) Pamela Anderson
2) Clay Aiken 7) Megan Fox
3) Jamie Lynn Spears 8) Tiger Woods
4) Kendra Wilkinson 9) Paul Pierce
5) YouTube 10) Britney Spears