• Justin Bieber Is the Most Searched Person on Bing in 2011

    It's not even December yet, but the yearly roundups are beginning to show up. Bing is listing some of the top searches in several categories in 2011, even though there's one more month to go. But Yahoo and Google both reveal the yearly statistics about this time, so you can't fault Microsoft on this one.

    Bing isn't revealing any overall top searches though, most likely because it would be the same top every year. And no, maybe "Google" isn't the top search query on Bing, for all of you snickering in the back.

    Microsoft kicks off its compilation with the most searched for people of 2011. At the very top is Justin Bieber, proving perhaps that Bing has conquered the pre-teen demographic, or, alternatively, that Bieber is really going mainstream. He was in the sixth spot last year.

    However, six people from last year's top 10 are nowhere to be seen in 2011. Barack Obama went from the fifth most searched for person on Bing in 2010 to to number 49 this year.

    When it comes to news stories, the Casey Anthony trial took the number one spot and not even Osama Bin Laden's death was able to get people more interested.

    The most searched for musician of 2011, according to Bing, is, well, Justin Bieber, who else? He is followed by the likes of Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears.

    Another interesting category is consumer electronics. Can you guess which Microsoft-built device was the most searched for on Bing?

    That's right, Xbox claims the top spot followed by Amazon's Kindle and the Playstation. The iPhone 5 and the iPad both make an appearance and so does Windows Phone 7.

    Bing fans, though, don't seem to have much love for Android since it didn't even make it in the top 10. Microsoft has even more categories listed in its blog post, most popular reality TV stars, the top 10 movies of the year and so on.
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. iLOVENZB's Avatar
      iLOVENZB -
      This doesn't surprise me what so ever. All you have to do is watch an episode of "The Hamster Wheel" to find out that news sites 'report' on celebrity drama more than real news. Also there was the baby scandal, as if Bieber had enough juice to make a girl pregnant.

      This might also be an indication of Bing's userbase
    1. bobbintb's Avatar
      bobbintb -
      yea thats bing though. that doesnt count.
    1. IdolEyes787's Avatar
      IdolEyes787 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabalo View Post
      Not for nothing but you aren't really helping the problem.
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      You're really depressing me here Cabalo
    1. temisturk's Avatar
      temisturk -
      Look on the bright side--at least a few of all the people searching will be psychopaths looking to make a name for themselves.
    1. megabyteme's Avatar
      megabyteme -
      So, we've learned that Cabalo uses Bing while searching for Bieber updates, and exbawks games. What part of this is news?
    1. Funkin''s Avatar
      Funkin' -
      What can people possibly want to know about this little douche that he's the most searched person? He's got a terrible haircut and sings even worst music. I think that pretty much sums up his whole life.
    1. sandman_1's Avatar
      sandman_1 -
      The Mayans predicted this. This is the beginning of the end, lol. 2012 here we come...
    1. Jimathome's Avatar
      Jimathome -
      I think Michael Jackson would have loved him !
    1. TTS's Avatar
      TTS -
      Justin Bieber gay