Today Google has released its year-end Zeitgeist list for 2012. So what is Zeitgeist?. Every year Google takes a look at what we’ve searched for on the Internet. According to Google, “Zeitgeist” means “The Spirit of the Times“, and they also reveals this spirit through the aggregation of millions of search queries that they receives every day. So Lets find out this year’s top search terms.

The top 10 global queries for 2012 is as follows:

  1. Whitney Houston
  2. Gangnam Style
  3. Hurricane Sandy
  4. iPad 3
  5. Diablo 3
  6. Kate Middleton
  7. Olympics 2012
  8. Amanda Todd
  9. Michael Clarke Duncan
  10. BBB12

Besides this top 10 global queries, Zeitgeist lists the most popular images, events, people and more. Check out Google‘s list of most popular searches from 2012. You can also find what were the fastest-rising queries in your country.