The first of the end-of-year lists is here: Google’s end of the year “zeitgeist”, a list of the top search terms of 2002. An interesting cultural barometer, it is nevertheless a bit depressing that Shakira and Eminem rank so very high, while Afghanistan and CNN are on the decline. Escapism, anyone?

- Ella Delaney [Wednesday, December 18th, 2002]



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