I forgot I had this video queued up for the blog. Even though it would have been more timely to publish in January when I found it, it’s a nice wrap up of the year in searching the web. It’s basically an advertisement for Google but while watching it I was reminded of just how many memorable events there were in 2011.
Zeitgeist 2011: How the World Searched
According to Google’s Zeitgeist 2011 this is how the world searched last year:
- Rebecca Black
- Ryan Dunn
- Casey Anthony
- Battlefield 3
- iPhone 5
- 東京 電力 (Fukushima)
- Steve Jobs
- iPad 2
How many of these did you search for? BONUS if you used the Japanese characters to search for info about the Fukushima disaster. I find it interesting that Apple had 3 of the top 10 search terms and a video game came in 5th.
Happy New Month everyone! I know it’s technically a “new year” but 366 days is a lot to comprehend, especially when you think bout how this new year can be broken up into:
- 12 months
- 52 weeks
- 8784 hours
- 527,040 minutes
- 31,622,400 seconds
Although 31,622,400 seconds seems like a long time, you’ve probably already used up 10-15 seconds so far reading this blog post. That’s time you can’t get back (sorry). You can (hopefully) remember what you did during that time, and possibly regret what you did (I hope not!). What you can’t do is change it.
I mention this because we all, at one time or another, think about the past and how things would be different if certain times in our life was spent doing “something else”. It’s the Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda Syndrome and there’s nothing particularly wrong with looking back and reflecting on past success or failure. It’s actually a good way to help you move forward because it’s your “Life Experience” and as humans we learn how to use our past to impact our future.
When I look back at 2011 it’s been both good and bad. I’ve had my share of successes, personally and professionally. There has also been time that I wish I had done “something else” with it.
In 2012 I’m going to continue to use my life experiences to prepare for, and make the best use of, the time I spend with friends, family, co-workers, clients, and strangers. Right now I’m 11-hours into the new year. It’s time to make the other 8773 hours count.