Current Google Insights trends: Mara Manzan, Black Friday 2009

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The Independent Online

The name of Brazilian actress Mara Manzan is the top trending topic on Google Insights on the morning of November 19.

Mara Manzan passed away from pulmonary failure on November 13 after losing her battle with lung cancer.

People in the US have been searching for the term "Black Friday" with increasing intensity over the last few days.

The first Friday after Thanksgiving in the US is often referred to as "Black Friday". On this day retailers hold gigantic sales. Stores often open very early in the morning (many open their doors to the public at 5 AM) and drastically reduce their prices.

This year Black Friday will fall on November 27, and blogs and online news websites have started to post lists of prices that have been "leaked" by retailers.

The search terms with the most significant growth worldwide in the last seven days as measured by Google Insights, recorded on November 19 at 9:30 AM GMT are:

1. mara manzan (Breakout*)
2. black friday 2009 (+200%)
3. resultat loto (+190%)
4. 2012 movie (+180%)
5. 2012 (+130%)
6. loto (+100%)
7. new moon (+50%)
8. (+40%) ???? ("unknown" in Arabic)
9. lady gaga (+40%)
10. kristen stewart (+40%)

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