As I’ve explained in earlier pieces, I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites, books, or other items that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites or provide intriguing data, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.” just completed some research and posted “The Top 25 Web Searches of the Decade.”

Here are their top ten (you can go to their site to learn the rest)

1. Facebook
2. Baidu
3. MySpace
4. World Cup
5. Wikipedia
6. Britney Spears
7. Harry Potter
8. Shakira
9. Lord of the Rings
10. Barack Obama