Google has released its annual list of the most popular and fastest rising search terms used by Australians. While there's a predictable glut of Michael Jackson and Masterchef, the list also demonstrates that apparently many of us don't know how to type an address into a browser.
On the list of fastest-rising search terms, there's a few with a vaguely tech flavour (One HD, twitter.com, Grooveshark and Facebook search all appear). But the list of the ten most popular outright search terms shows that many people apparently think that typing a search term into Google is the only way to access a site. Here it is:
In every single case, typing the relevant word and adding a .com will get you to the site, so it's not a case of the relevant address being hard to remember. Similar trends were evident last year, so it looks like we're not learning very quickly. The full Aussie results are at the link below.