Friday, December 12, 2008

Scientology among the top searches in Google for 2008

According to CNN's Denver Channel, the word 'Scientology' was among the top searches in Google as their top 2008 search terms are released

Terms included:
  • Barack Obama
  • Facebook
  • AT&T
  • iPhone
  • YouTube
  • FOX News
  • Sarah Palin
  • Beijing 2008
  • financial crisis
  • depression
  • bailout
  • mortgage crisis
  • Wall Street
  • oil
  • stock market
  • subprime
  • credit crisis
  • housing crisis.
  • American Idol
  • Lost
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Office
  • Family Guy
  • Heroes
  • Oprah
  • One Tree Hill
  • Big Brother
  • CSI
Searchers also asked Google "What is…":
Most searched-for images included:
  • Sarah Palin
  • Barack Obama
  • twilight
  • Miley Cyrus
  • the Joker
In compiling the 2008 Year-End Zeitgeist, the Google search team studied the aggregation of billions of search queries that people typed into the Google search box.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Is Britney becoming a Scientologist?

Or is it just the media making stuff up again?

Heat Magazine, 13-19 Dec 2008 edition, page 41:

Friends say the singer has asked Tom and Katie for advice

by Jen Crothers

Britney has dabbled with religion before (Kabbalah, anyone?), but now she's looking into Scientology to solve her woes - with the help of famous followers Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

Britney told a friend, "I have met Katie a few times, so I called her up and just started asking questions about Scientology. I'm always open to new things. Katie told me she wasn't so sure about it at first either, but once Tom explained it to her and she read the books and took some classes, it really started to work for her. Then Tom wanted to talk to me about it, so I did. He was nice and answered all my questions and sent me books."