Google releases list of 2011 hot searches

SAN FRANCISCO

Each year the Mountain View-based company designed the Zeitgeist list, offering a revealing look into to the people, places and things that sent America searching for answers over the last 12 months.

"Rebecca Black" tops the list, followed by the social network "Google Plus," Hurricane Irene, Pinterest and reality show star Ryan Dunn.

To see the full Google Zeitgeist list, click here.

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