AOL revealed the top searches for 2006 generated using its
AOL Search and
AOL Video Search tool. At the top of the list for videos was Apple’s iPod, perhaps an indication of the popularity of Apple’s television ad spots for the device.
The other terms rounding out the top ten video search entries included rapper 50 Cent, BMW, pop star Jessica Simpson, her sister Ashlee Simpson, socialite Paris Hilton and others.
This is the second straight year that iPods were the most searched-for gadget on AOL Search — in that category, cell phones and digital cameras followed. The new video game consoles couldn’t come close — the PlayStation 3 only made it up to number 5 and Nintendo’s new Wii was number 10. Microsoft’s Xbox 360, which made its debut in 2005, was number 7 on the gadget list.