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Britney Spears tops web search list for last decade

Published: Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 11:33 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]London (ANI): Popstar Britney Spears is the most searched for name on the Internet over the past decade, says a new survey. Terrorist Osama bin Laden follows the pop star in the second spot, while footballer David Beckham is placed in the third place.

“Some names are popular searches for a year or two and then no more, but a select few have been topping our search lists for up to a whole decade. The findings are based on online activity by British users of the search engine Ask Jeeves. Some names are popular searches for a year or two and then no more, but a select few have been topping our search lists for up to a whole decade," the Telegraph quoted spokeswoman Nadia Kelly as saying.

She added: “Britney Spears began the decade as a fresh-faced new superstar on the block and has remained as high profile ever since, which is no mean achievement when so many other people have been and gone."

The top ten are:

1. Britney Spears;
2. Osama bin Laden;
3. David Beckham;
4. Princess Diana;
5. Tony Blair;
6. Madonna;
7. Simon Cowell;
8. Jade Goody;
9. Madeleine McCann;
10. Brad Pitt

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