WALTHAM, Mass., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lycos, Inc.(www.lycos.com), a leading community destination for broadband entertainment content, today announced the following information from The Lycos 50(TM), the 50 most popular Internet search results for the week ending June 1, 2007. For a complete list of The Lycos 50(TM) and for in-depth text of The Lycos 50 Daily Report, 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/. Biggest Movers and Shakers for Week Ending June 1, 2007: 1. Fred Thompson 1100 % 2. David Blaine 1100 % 3. Father's Day 209 % 4. Keith Richards 200 % 5. Pirate Bay 200 % 6. Sarah Silverman 157 % 7. FIFA 117 % 8. MySpace 97 % 9. Lindsay Lohan 82 % 10. Katharine McPhee 71 % Notes of Interest: With the 2008 presidential campaign kicking into high gear, The Lycos 50 will periodically look at the most popular candidates with web users. The top 5 most popular candidates this week are: 1. Hillary Clinton (D) 2. Fred Thompson (R) 3. Ron Paul (R) 4. John Edwards (D) 5. Barack Obama (D) Hillary Clinton sees the most search activity, generating 125% more search interest than Republican Fred Thompson. Thompson is not yet an official candidate, but the "Law and Order" actor is likely to join the race in the coming weeks. ABC News has reported that Thompson is running third in the polls behind Rudy Giuliani and John McCain. Republican Ron Paul, who has been the focus of much Internet buzz but little mainstream media, is scheduled to appear on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" this week. Paul is 133% more popular in online interest than high profile Democratic candidates John Edwards and Barack Obama. Meanwhile, former Massachusetts Governor and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is barely registering a blip on the radar with web users. Senator Clinton also leads all other 2008 presidential hopefuls in online video views on Lycos MIX (http://mix.lycos.com/mix/hillary-clinton). However, not one political candidate has the internet draw of Paris Hilton (#1), who surrendered to the LA County sheriff on Sunday night to begin her 23-day jail sentence. Hilton turned herself in earlier than expected to avoid paparazzi after attending the MTV Movie Awards, where many jokes were made at her expense by host Sarah Silverman. For an entertaining recap of this year's MTV Movie Awards, go to Lycos MIX at http://mix.lycos.com/mix/2007-mtv-movie-awards. Additional Notes of Interest: For the second week in a row, Iran (#17) continues to resonate with web users, generating more search interest than Jessica Simpson (#18), Hilary Duff (#19) and Anna Nicole Smith (#21). The most popular Iran-related search queries include: Iran nuclear, Iran customs, and Iran news. The LYCOS 50(TM) Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending June 1, 2007: 1) Paris Hilton 6) Britney Spears 2) Naruto 7) Pamela Anderson 3) MySpace 8) YouTube 4) Pokemon 9) Clay Aiken 5) WWE 10) RuneScape About Lycos, Inc. 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, Inc. operates search and technology websites that foster online communities, including the new Lycos Cinema and Lycos MIX video platforms, combining community with high-quality broadband video content. Other Lycos products and sites include Lycos.com, Hotbot.com, Tripod.com, Angelfire.com, Gamesville.com, Lycos Mail, Lycos Phone, Lycos Entertainment, Lycos Music and Lycos Planet. 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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