WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 4 /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. 30, 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. 30, 2008:
1. Sarah Palin 700%
2. American Idol 560%
3. Kara DioGuardi 525%
4. Dancing with the Stars 480%
5. Hurricane Gustav 415%
6. Selena Gomez 365%
7. Daniel Radcliff 300%
8. Heidi Montag 250%
9. Democratic National 235%
10. David Duchovny 175%
The news frenzy surrounding Republican presidential nominee John
McCain's choice of his vice presidential running mate has caused an
avalanche of online interest in Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, surging 700
percent since last Friday. Palin generates more search activity this week
than Hurricane Gustav and the Democratic National Convention combined. The
most popular Sarah Palin search-related queries include: Sarah Palin
family, Sarah Palin candidate, Sarah Palin down syndrome, and Sarah Palin
pregnant daughter. Meanwhile, search interest in actress Selena Gomez, star
of the Disney Channel's The Wizards of Waverly Place, triples following
rumors Gomez is dating Nick Jonas, upstaging fellow Disney Channel star
Miley Cyrus. Gomez has also just released her music video for "Tell Me
Something I Don't Know" from Another Cinderella Story. Searches also spike
this week for American Idol's newest judge, Grammy-nominated songwriter
Kara DioGuardi, up 525 percent. DioGuardi has jumped right into her judging
duties, joining Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell for the New
York City Idol tryouts this week. And online interest in actor David
Duchovny rises 175 percent after the X Files star announced he has
voluntarily entered treatment for sex addiction.
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.
(http://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:
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.
SOURCE Lycos, Inc.