The Internet might be killing TV, but when it comes to looking for stuff online, it seems TV still dominates. According to Google's analysis of Australian search terms, the fastest-growing search terms of 2009 were swine flu, Susan Boyle (of Britain's Got Talent, YouTube and meltdown infamy) and Masterchef (a TV show you might possibly have seen). Two tech-related terms also made the top 10: Twitter and Bing. For once, words fail us. [Susan, stimulus and swine flu: the fastest rising searches of 2009 so far]
Google's Top Aussie Searches Show We're All Media Whores
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