OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ask.com, the number one online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), today released the top trending search terms and corresponding questions for 2011 around celebrities, news and politics.
When it comes to questions, Ask users couldn't get enough of the Kardashian reality drama; "Was Kim Kardashian's wedding fake?" was the top trending question asked on Ask.com in 2011.
In addition to releasing users' top questions, Ask also released ten predictions about what's to come in the New Year based on questions asked by Ask.com's 60 million users. According to Ask, Dr. Oz, George Clooney and pop star Nicki Minaj are poised to capture headlines in the year ahead.
"Because people come to Ask with specific questions, we are uniquely able to understand what's on consumers' minds at any given moment, be it pop culture or politics," said Doug Leeds, CEO, Ask.com. "For the first time, we're looking at the year's top questions to not only reflect on 2011, but also predict the newsmakers of 2012."
Top celebrity search terms and questions include:
Top news search terms and questions include:
Top political searches and questions include:
With 2012 right around the corner, Ask leveraged the top questions asked by the site's 60 million users to also predict headlines for the year to come.
Top predictions for 2012:
And, finally…will the world end in 2012?
Go to http://www.facebook.com/AskDotCom to get a more extensive list of top searches and enter for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to the Apple store. For the Ask.com end of year video, click here.
Ask.com is the number one online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). Ask.com also syndicates search and advertising solutions to a network of affiliate partners.