Zeitgeist is "the spirit of the times" or "the spirit of the age." Zeitgeist is the general cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual, or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambiance, morals, sociocultural direction, and mood associated with an era.
The term is a loanword from German Zeit – "time" and Geist – "spirit" (cognate with English "ghost").
Every year Google releases the top ten most searched terms on the internet in a compilation adequately named Google Zeitgeist. The top ten global queries were:
2. Google +
3. Ryan Dunn
4. Casey Anthony
5. Battle field 3.
6. IPhone 5
9. Steve Jobs
Honestly, I'm not surprised. Rebecca Black made a big splash on the Internet with the release of her 2011 pop single “Friday.” The music video catapulted the then 13-year-old to celebrity status after the video went viral, receiving over 167 million views on YouTube. Since then she's gone on to attend many Hollywood events and even released a followup single called, My Moment. Lover her or hate her (I still think she needs singing lessons) Rebecca Black was a bonafide Zeitgeist of 2011 and only time will tell if she can do it for many years to come.
And with that we've reached the end. Let me tell you, blogging everyday has been a big hassle for me, but regardless of the little time I have during the day, I wanted to challenge myself to see this thing through until the end. And I did it!
Thanks to Arlee Bird, Alex, Matthew, Damyanti, and all the other amazing hosts for running the A to Z Challenge! It was a wonderful blogfest to be apart of and introduced me to so many talented bloggers.