WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com), a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services, today announced the following information from The Lycos 50(TM), the most popular Internet search terms and trends for the week ending Aug. 23, 2008. For more information on this week's list and commentary, go to http://50.lycos.com. Readers of The Lycos 50 can also share their thoughts on Internet trends and pop culture on The Lycos 50 Blog located at http://lycos50.tripod.com/blog/ and the Under the Red Carpet Blog at http://redcarpet.tripod.com/blog/ .
Biggest Movers and Shakers for Week Ending Aug. 23, 2008: 1. LeRoi Moore 700 % 2. Ellen DeGeneres 633 % 3. Katy Perry 605 % 4. Gwen Stefani 580 % 5. Jonathan Knight 435 % 6. Secret Life of the American Teenager 400 % 7. Christina Applegate 365 % 8. Amanda Beard 320 % 9. The New 90210 245 % 10. Ricky Martin 210 % Search Gainers: The death of LeRoi Moore, saxophonist with the Dave Matthews Band, pushes search interest up 700 percent for Moore, who passed away last week at the age of 46 from complications he suffered in an ATV accident in late June. Web search activity spikes 400 percent for ABC Family's hit TV show, Secret Life of the American Teenager, as Variety dubs the teen drama "this summer's hottest new series." Fans of the show can also visit http://secretlife.lycos.com to watch current episodes of the series simultaneously with other fans while chatting in real-time. Search interest triples for 2004 Olympic swimmer and Playboy cover girl Amanda Beard after Beard caused waves stating "Ew, no," she is not dating Olympic gold-medallist swimmer Michael Phelps. While rumors circulated about a Phelps/Beard romance, Beard responded Phelps is "not her type." And as the New Kids on the Block enjoy a successful comeback tour, search interest in NKOTB's Jonathan Knight increases four-fold, after gossip king Perez Hilton reported on rumors that Jonathan Knight is gay. About Lycos, Inc. Lycos, Inc. operates search and technology web sites that foster online communities, including the new Lycos Cinema community, bringing people together one flick at a time. Other Lycos products and sites include Lycos.com, Hotbot.com, Tripod.com, Angelfire.com, Gamesville.com, Lycos Mail, Webon, WhoWhere.com and The Lycos 50(TM). Lycos, Inc. (www.lycos.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daum Communications Corp., a leading Internet portal and e-commerce destination in Korea with a growing presence throughout the Asian markets. Lycos was acquired by Korean Daum Communications Corp. in October 2004 and has its U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. Daum Communications Corp. is traded on the KOSDAQ: 035720, www.daum.net. Lycos(R) is a registered trademark of Lycos, Inc. All other product or service marks mentioned herein are those of Daum Communications Corp., Lycos, Inc. or their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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