2011 Zeitgeist Year in Review

Zeitgeist is the German word for “spirit of the age.” Google tries to capture the Zeitgeist annually in a video montage of top search terms from the previous year. The montage for 2011 is above. A summary is below.

2011 was a year of…


Japan tsunami and earthquake

Brazil floods


Royal wedding

Death of Osama bin Laden

Final launch of the space shuttle program


The Arab Spring

Greek riots

Occupy Wall Street


10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

Elizabeth Taylor

Ryan Dunn

Al Davis

Betty Ford

Andy Rooney

Joe Frazier

Steve Jobs

[And now Christopher Hitchens]


The man with a golden voice

Rebekah Black


Medal of Honor to Marine Dakota Meyer

Return of Gabrielle Giffords

Deaf woman hearing for the first time

(HT: Tim Challies)

One Response to 2011 Zeitgeist Year in Review

  1. yankeegospelgirl December 17, 2011 at 1:49 am #

    *shrugs shoulders and goes off to search for Dave Barry’s summary instead*

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