is out with its
list of 2010’s most popular search terms
The fastest-rising search of the year was chatroulette , the popular and random video chat site. Also among the top terms: ipad , justin bieber , nicki minaj , friv , myxer , katy perry , twitter , gamezer , and facebook . The most-searched global events included the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the World Cup in South Africa, the BP oil spill, the earthquake in Haiti—and remember that ash cloud from the unpronounceable volcano in Iceland? Perhaps most poignant are this year fastest-falling search terms. They include failed bank wamu (Washington Mutual) and failed retailer circuit city , the late great michael jackson , and the alive but fading susan boyle .