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'Zhou Libo' tops year's searches on China Google

ZHOU Libo, a local stand-up comic, has been the hottest Google search keyword in the Chinese mainland this year, Google Inc said yesterday.

Globally speaking, Michael Jackson ranked No. 1 as the world's hottest keyword, followed by Facebook and Lady Gaga, according to Google's Zeitgeist, which examines the billions of queries that people around the world type into Google search.

Following Zhou Libo, the online novel "Dou Luo Da Lu" and popular TV series "Lurk" ("Qian Fu") dominated searches on the Chinese mainland.

Social Websites like and video Websites such as UUSee and were also hot in China, according to Google, the world's leading search engine.

"People search for the entertainment content on Google as they suffer from the global financial crisis," Google said in a statement.

The mobile communications standard "3G," the National Day military parade and China's Nasdaq-listed Growth Enterprise Market were other leading search keywords in the country.

Google will release a hot search keyword in Shanghai next week.


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