Internet search giant Google has released its annual review of the most popular and fastest-rising search terms of the year, compiling the results into a snappy video that pithily sums up the year in less than three minutes.
The 2012 Google Zeitgeist video was created together with LA-based creative agency Whirled, with the agency’s founder Scott Chan as director.
Prominent search terms of the year include elections around the world, Hurricane Sandy, the London Olympics, Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic free fall and Korean pop sensations.
The Zeitgeist videos for 2011 (more than 8mn views) and 2010 (more than 2.5mn views) were also created in collaboration with Whirled, and have already become two of the most watched videos on YouTube.
An in-depth analysis of the most popular search terms of 2012 can be found here.