The Google Zeitgeist for 2012 is available. This is a site that Google puts together reporting on what people have been searching for during the year. It breaks down the most popular searches by category and by country. It’s interesting to see what people find interesting throughout the world. For interesting Whitney Houston and Adele seem to be popular almost everywhere. As well as Jeremy Lin, Gangam Style, and the Olympics.
Check it out and let us know what trends you find notable: http://www.google.com/zeitgeist/2012/