2nd Fastest Rising Search Term of 2008: Facebook

Google today released a preview of its 2008 Year End Zeitgeist. What was the 2nd fastest rising search term for 2008, after Obama? Facebook. Meanwhile, MySpace’s search volume declined:

Interestingly, most of Facebook’s search growth came from outside North America. Who’s searching the most for “facebook”? Here are the top 10 countries by search query volume for 2008:

1.     Turkey
2.     Colombia
3.     Croatia
4.     United Kingdom
5.     South Africa
6.     Chile
7.     Canada
8.     Venezuela
9.     France
10.     Australia

See more detailed data on Facebook’s 2008 international growth.

Here’s the complete list of Google’s top 10 fastest growing terms for 2008:

1.    obama
2.    facebook
3.    att
4.    iphone
5.    youtube
6.    fox news
7.    palin
8.    beijing 2008
9.    david cook
10.  surf the channel