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What were the hot topics of 2009?

Google has released its lists of fastest rising search terms – comparing this year to 2008 – in Canada and the United States. Yahoo!’s lists are of its most popular terms for 2009 alone. The Globe and Mail has added its own lists of top searches. Michael Jackson made most lists in Canada and the U.S. – but “Michael” for serious-minded Globe searchers also meant Bryant. Farrah Fawcett – another deceased celebrity – scored on both sides of the border, as did American Idol and surprise singer Susan Boyle. Social networking sites are all the rage, including Facebook and the fastest-rising Google search in both countries – Twitter. Canadian Yahoo! users seem obsessed with sports, especially rough ones – NHL, UFC, WWE, NASCAR and NBA. Globe readers – suggesting a masochistic streak – made Toronto Maple Leafs their No. 1.

GOOGLE / FASTEST RISING, U.S.

1. Twitter

2. Michael Jackson

3. Facebook

4. Hulu

5. hi5

6. Glee

7. Paranormal Activity

8. Natasha Richardson

9. Farrah Fawcett

10. Lady Gaga

FASTEST RISING, CANADA

1. Twitter

2. BlackBerry

3. Yahoo! mail

4. Accèsd

5. Craigslist

6. Natasha Richardson

7. Justin Bieber

8. New Moon

9. Michael Jackson

10. Google street view

FASTEST RISING, IMAGES, U.S.

1. Lady Gaga

2. New Moon

3. Michael Jackson

4. Megan Fox

5. Selena Gomez

6. Rihanna

7. Taylor Swift

8. Bella Swan

9. Alice Cullen

10. Jacob Black

YAHOO! / TOP, U.S.

1. Michael Jackson

2. The Twilight Saga

3. WWE

4. Megan Fox

5. Britney Spears

6. Naruto

7. American Idol

8. Kim Kardashian

9. NASCAR

10. RuneScape

TOP, CANADA

1. NHL

2. RuneScape

3. UFC

4. WWE

5. Michael Jackson

6. Megan Fox

7. American Idol

8. NASCAR

9. NBA

10. Susan Boyle

TOP ATHLETES, CANADA

1. Sidney Crosby

2. Tiger Woods

3. Manny Pacquiao

4. Gina Carano

5. Rafael Nadal

6. Maria Sharapova

7. Cristiano Ronaldo

8. Maria Verchenova

9. David Beckham

10. Roger Federer

GLOBEANDMAIL.COM / TOP

1. Toronto Maple Leafs

2. Nortel

3. H1N1

4. Susan Boyle

5. Air Canada

6. YouTube

7. Toronto Raptors

8. Roger Federer

9. Vancouver Canucks

10. CanWest

TOP NEWS

1. Nortel

2. Air Canada

3. Toronto Maple Leafs

4. YouTube

5. Canadian Dollar

6. CanWest

7. Swine Flu

8. Facebook

9. Chrysler

10. Phoenix Coyotes

TOP PEOPLE

1. Susan Boyle

2. Michael Jackson

3. Michael Bryant

4. Tori Stafford

5. Natasha Richardson

6. Martin Streek

7. Jon and Kate

8. Tiger Woods

9. Roger Federer

10. Barack Obama

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