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Top Weekly Technology Terms : Mobile, Facebook, Youtube

Each week, we will crawl in Google's Insights For Search (IFS) section in four different categories (Social Networks & Online Communities, Telecommunications, Computers & Electronics & Internet) to let you know what tech-related topics are currently hot.

Even with the launch of a slew of new products over the past few weeks - including Internet Explorer, the HTC Desire and the new Nokia handsets - the bulk of the technology related terms in the UK remained the same; The top five terms are still int the same order with the word "mail" appearing in the top 10 and "weather" kicked out.

"Download" & "Facebook" make a surprise appearance in the top 10 searched terms in the last 7 days in Computers and Electronics at number three while "Windows 7" and "dell" are no longer hot terms.

Facebook, Login Facebook and Youtube still squat the first three spots in the "social network and online communities" category. Plenty of fish is still swimming around and interestingly, Login Facebook and Facebook Login appear to be considered as two separate entries by Google.

The Telecommunications category has seen the biggest change with the term "mobile" zooming up to first place and iPlayer pushing Twitter out of the top 10. Overall, O2 remains the most searched mobile phone operator while the "iPhone" is the most queried mobile phone.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.