Let’s start by seeing what people werelooking at and searching for in 2010.For a list of the Top Sites in Indonesiawe turned to Alexa.com. The list, at topright, contains a mix of search engines,social networks, blogging sites and ﬁlesharing sites, a mix not unlike that seenelsewhere in Asia. The popularity of
follows closelyglobal trends. Indonesia remainedsteadfastly loyal to
, with boththe global and the local versions of theGoogle search engine showing up inthe Top 3.Local ﬂavours made their presence felt,with three purely Indonesian sites in the Top 10. Social network
comesin at #6. File sharing service
comes in 8th and portal
roundsout the Top 10. in the pages that followwe look at the top sites in differentmajor categories The Top Search Terms for Indonesia in2010, seen at bottom right, come from Yahoo.com’s
2010 Year In Review
. Thelist is dominated by popular news andpersonalities, including a fair number of disasters -- of both the natural and thepersonal kind.
takes the #1 slot in a yearI’m sure she’d prefer to forget. Hervideo sexcapades provided moreexposure than she may have desired.She was not, however, alone in makingthe list through personal drama; hervideo co-star
wound up#4 on the list. Singer
camein at #5, with a year that saw the publicintensely following the latestdevelopments in her personal life.
, a tax ofﬁcial arrestedfor corruption came in at #8.
, prominent businessman andpower-broker, was the 10th mostpopular search, as people followed histrial and conviction.Disasters of the natural variety alsomade the list, with users concernedabout earthquakes (
) and,oddly, solar storms (
). Also on the list is
, who’shomemade music video went viral andbecome a local sensation.
,the popular Indonesian FinanceMinister who’s resignation to join theWorld Bank sent a shockwave throughthe stock market in 2010.
,singer and heartthrob, broke heartswhen he announced his wedding planslate in the year.
top search terms
Luna Mayagempa bumiKeong Racun Ariel PeterpanKrisdayantiSri Mulyanibadai matahariGayus TambunanPasha Ungu Anggodo Widjojo
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