It’s unclear just how many searches KT indexes, but according to the blog post it concerns a “few hundred million searches a year”, so the data presented should give a pretty accurate view of what people were looking for on BitTorrent this year.
Of course, because of its nature, it’s virtually impossible to track what people search on the hundreds of torrent sites out there, so this is just one data point and should be evaluated as such.
Movies are super popular of course, with â€œInceptionâ€œ topping the overall ranking. Also in the top 10: â€œIron Man 2â€³, â€œAvatarâ€, â€œDespicable Meâ€ and â€œClash of the Titansâ€. According to TorrentFreak, “Avatar” was also the most-pirated movie in 2010.
And evidently also in the top 10 of the BitTorrent Zeitgeist 2010: searches for â€œxxxâ€ and â€œpornâ€œ.
Perhaps surprisingly, the first software-related search keyword in the ranking is â€œWindows 7â€, in 20th place.
For the full list of the 100 most entered search phrases on KickassTorrents.com, head on over here.
Here’s the top 20:
2. iron man 2
8. despicable me
10. clash of the titans
11. toy story 3
14. twilight eclipse
16. the sorcerer’s apprentice
18. robin hood
19. prince of persia
20. windows 7
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