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AOL, Yahoo, and Google's Top 10 Biggest Searches

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LAist has been around the block. And we know people. We have friends in high places and we have some friends who are simply high. Somewhere in between we have discovered what we could safely assume is something close to "the truth".

One of our friends showed us an unedited list of a very popular search engine and we were somewhat surprised to see "ass" pretty close to the most searched-for term. Ass? In all of our years we've put some weird things in search boxes, but never "ass". It was fascinating.

Business 2.0 yesterday had a post about popular search terms. Some of the lists were released, one was leaked. You decide which ones you think was edited for consumption and which one was the real deal holyfield.

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Lists after the jump...

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AOL Users Top Ten Searches of 2006

1. google
2. ebay
3. yahoo
5. mapquest
8. myspace
10. - Top Searches in 2006

1. bebo
2. myspace
3. world cup
4. metacafe
5. radioblog
6. wikipedia
7. video
8. rebelde
9. mininova
10. wiki

Google News - Top Searches in 2006

1. paris hilton
2. orlando bloom
3. cancer
4. podcasting
5. hurricane katrina
6. bankruptcy
7. martina hingis
8. autism
9. 2006 nfl draft
10. celebrity big brother 2006


1. Britney Spears
2. WWE
3. Shakira
4. Jessica Simpson
5. Paris Hilton
6. American Idol
7. Beyonce Knowles
8. Chris Brown
9. Pamela Anderson
10. Lindsay Lohan

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