Weekly Top 10: Fastest rising search terms from South Africans on Google

With the help of Google Trends we are publishing the top 10 searched for phrases (minus the sexy stuff of course) by South Africans on Google over the previous seven days.

The US presidential elections, and the win for President Obama, dominates the fastest rising Google web searches list from last week. The Linkin Park concert tragedy in Cape Town, test cricket and a search for alternatives to the now stranded budget airline 1time also makes the list.
Fast rising searches
us elections +900%
linkin park +650%
barack obama +600%
obama +600%
cricinfo +250%
cricket +100%
psl +60%
speed test +60%
british airways +40%
discovery health +40%

Magazine covers we love (now get us the T-shirt)

MarkLives.com runs a regular slot featuring the best local and international magazine covers every week. We recognise well thought out, powerful and interesting (and hopefully all three in one) magazine covers and celebrate the mix of pragmatism, creativity and personal taste that created each of them.

Obama poster says Be The Change

According to The Huffington Post street artist Spepard Fairy has been chosen to design the official Obama inauguration poster. The poster declares BE THE CHANGE and is based on famous Fairey’s initial design that helped shape the image of Obama’s campaign and became a pop culture icon.

Palin dragging down McCain – poll

The woman that propelled John McCain back into the US presidential race is now dragging him down in the critical week before election day according to a new poll by the New York Times and CBS News. The poll showed that 59% of voters felt Sarah Palin was not prepared for the job of Vice …

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