Yahoo • It took a man-made disaster to topple a celebrity from the top spot on Yahoo Inc.’s annual list of most popular search requests.
BP PLC’s massive oil spill in the Gulf Coast drew the most interest among the tens of millions of people that used Yahoo’s search engine during 2010. The Internet company released its top 10 rankings Nov. 30. Michael Jackson was Yahoo’s most requested subject in 2009, the year that the entertainer’s death stunned the world. Britney Spears held the No. 1 position on Yahoo’s search list from 2005 through 2008.
After falling to No. 5 last year, Spears dropped to No. 10 on Yahoo’s list. See the full list at: http://yearinreview.yahoo.com.
The Associated Press