WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 18 /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 Sept. 13, 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 Sept. 13, 2008:
1. Lance Armstrong 600%
2. Kanye West 555%
3. Tom Brady 470%
4. 9/11 Remembrance 425%
5. Houston Evacuation Zones 410%
6. Hurricane Ike 385%
7. Michael Phelps 333%
8. MTV VMA's 290%
9. Tina Fey as Sarah Palin 245%
10. Apple Announcement 170%
For the second straight week, Sarah Palin (#1) is dominating search
activity on Lycos, generating more online interest than web darlings, Paris
Hilton (#2), Britney Spears (#7) and Pam Anderson (#8). And this week, the
GOP vice presidential candidate's daughter Bristol Palin (#6) and Bristol's
boyfriend and father of her unborn child Levi Johnston (#15), make their
first-ever appearances on the Lycos top search list, scoring bigger search
numbers than Lindsay Lohan (#20) and Miley Cyrus (#22). Meanwhile, search
interest doubles for Tina Fey following her Sarah Palin skit during the
season premiere of Saturday Night Live, helping to bring in the show's
highest overnight ratings in seven years. Lance Armstrong's decision to
return to elite competition and the Tour de France in 2009 drives search
interest up 600 percent for the 36-year-old champion cyclist. Also seeing a
spike in search activity this week is Grammy-winner Kanye West, spiking 555
percent as his heated confrontation with photographers, and subsequent
arrest by police at LAX, was caught on tape and aired on YouTube (#3).
About Lycos, Inc.
Lycos, Inc. operates search and social media 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 search
and Internet portal in Korea. 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:
(C)2008 Lycos, Inc. 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
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