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Google has acknowledged the global dominance of arch-rivals Apple as the Chocolate Factory's 2011 Zeitgeist chart shows Apple placed not just once but three times in the internet popularity contest.

Measuring the fastest rising search terms by popularity, the Zeitgeist charts track topics that got Google's global users into search frenzies in 2011.

Apple related stuff took three of the top ten entries: the iPhone 5 (which doesn't even exist), Steve Jobs and iPad 2 placed at 6, 9 and 10 in the list respectively.

Google's own social network Google+ pulled off an impressive second place, with the Zeitgeist write-up praising its 10 million users. There is little mention of Plus's subsequent cratering out, but then longevity doesn't really matter in the Zeitgeist charts - as proved by the number one entry, Rebecca Black. The singer of Friday has plunged back into the obscurity from which she briefly emerged after singing about her daily routine and enumerating the days of the week.

Sadly no Android phones or tablets made the cut. Below is the full list. ®

  1. Rebecca Black
  2. Google+
  3. Ryan Dunn (Jackass star)
  4. Casey Anthony (a mother cleared of murder)
  5. Battlefield 3
  6. iPhone 5
  7. Adele
  8. 東京 電力 (TEPCO, power company responsible for the Fukushima nuclear plant that was rocked by the 2011 earthquake)
  9. Steve Jobs
  10. iPad 2

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