Current Google Insight trends: Fort Hood and 'Modern Warfare 2'

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The Independent Online

Searches related to last week's shooting at the US military base in Fort Hood, Texas continue to rise in number on November 10.


US army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire November 5 at Fort Hood, Texas in an act that shocked America. It has raised questions about Islamic extremism in the US military and concerns of backlash against the Muslim community.

Searches about the Modern Warfare 2 video game are also being carried out all over the world, with the UK showing a majority of searches, followed closely by the US, in second place.

R&B singer Rihanna's interview with US TV host Diane Sawyer has piqued interest in many regions, in particular in the US, followed by Canada and Slovakia.

Further down the list, rumors of British singer Robbie Williams reuniting with his former group Take That has gathered searches mainly from Europe.

The search terms with the most significant growth worldwide within the last seven days as measured by Google Insights, recorded on November 10 at 9:30 AM GMT are

1. fort hood (breakout*)
2. modern warfare 2 +110%
3. rihanna +70%
4. e okul +70%
5. 2012 +70%
6. robbie williams +50%
7. rogers +40%
8. myp2p +40%
9. livescore +40%
10. fox news +40%

*Breakout defines a search term that has experienced a change in growth greater than 5000 percent.