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Yahoo Founders :: 9/11 = #1 News Search in Last 15 Years

My guess is that most of those searches have been (and continue to be) searches for answers!

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http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/terror-attacks-top-last-15-years-online-news-searches-448855.html

05/03/2010 - 15:38:49

The September 11 terrorist attacks, cloning and the Iraq war top a list of online news searches in the last 15 years, a new study shows.

Saddam Hussein, Harry Potter and the deaths of Michael Jackson and Australian conservationist Steve Irwin were also hot topics, according to the list released by internet company Yahoo! to mark its 15th birthday.

The figures also reveal that the number of websites has reached an estimated 200 million from just 18,000 in 1995, with the number of users increasing from 10 million globally, or less than 0.33% of the world’s population, 15 years ago to the current 1.6 billion or 25%, Yahoo! said.

Yahoo! co-founders Jerry Yang and David Filo said: “These numbers are astonishing, but even more important and more exciting is the impact that the internet is having on so many people around the world.