There are lots of stories today about the Google Zeitgeist – a report produced at the end of the year in which Google shares search information. I am presuming the stats for 2011 will appear on its Zeitgeist page but in the meantime the BBC reports on some of the most popular searches made by Britons.

Fastest rising searches by Britons

  1. Royal wedding
  2. iPhone 5
  3. FIFA 12
  4. Groupon
  5. iPad 2
  6. Ryan Dunn
  7. Adele
  8. Minecraft
  9. Rebecca Black
  10. Ed Sheeran

For all things Twitter take a look at their Year in Review page, where you can find all sorts of stats, such as . . .

Tweets per second

And then there is Facebook, which has been sharing some of its user stats. Take for example the top political stories on Facebook in 2011.

2011 Top 10 Global Topics on Facebook

  1. Death of Osama Bin Laden
  2. Packers win the Super Bowl
  3. Casey Anthony found not guilty
  4. Charlie Sheen
  5. Death of Steve Jobs
  6. The Royal Wedding
  7. Death of Amy Winehouse
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  9. Military operations begin in Libya
  10. Hurricane Irene

And check out the most popular Facebook status updates in 2011. Keep an eye on the Facebook blog.