Have you been curious about who people are searching for on Spokeo? Well, I am happy to satisfy your curiosity with our new blog segment – “Top 10 People Searches.” You’ll discover that the list is both fun and interesting. You can even use it as a roundabout way of catching up with the latest news and entertainment. Take a look at the most popular searches for December thus far:
1. Silvio Berlusconi – The Italian Prime Minister has been in the news recently due to a WikiLeaks story about a suggestive hand gesture he directed towards a Russian journalist named Natalia Melikova, and for his friendship with Vladamir Putin of Russia. A 2011 budget plan for Italy also just passed, which will contribute to the Berlusconi’s re-election fate.
2. Justin Bieber – It’s not surprising to see this teen pop star at the top of our list. The “Bieber Fever” is alive and well.
3. Barack Obama – Our president is always in the news, but the biggest story of the moment is his decision to extend what are commonly referred to as the "Bush tax cuts."
4. Beppe Grillo – Another Italian makes our list. Beppe is an Italian activist, blogger, comedian, actor, and politician. He recently did a sketch that mentioned Spokeo!
5. Bill Gates – Bill Gates and his wife Melinda recently topped a Baron’s list of the world’s 25 best philanthropists. He has also been in the news after featuring a picture of a… Mac and iPhone on his blog! *Gasp*
6. Oprah Winfrey – Oprah has been busy giving away her “favorite things,” and is currently in Australia with 300 lucky studio audience members. Take a look at an idea Conan has for a giveaway:
7. Miley Cyrus – Miley Cyrus has been busy steering away from the squeaky clean “Hannah Montana” image and just “Can’t Be Tamed,” the appropriate title of her new album. She is constantly in the news for her provocative outfits, partying, and risqué stage performances.
8. Brad Pitt – He’s attractive, a huge movie star, and married to Angelina Jolie… of course he made our list!
9. John Smith – It’s a popular and common name, and the searches reflect this.
10. George Bush – Former President Bush finishes off our list. His new book, Decision Points, has been a popular news topic. Are you going to read his new book?
A few names that didn’t quite make the cut include: Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Beyonce Knowles, Britney Spears, Kobe Bryant and Sarah Palin. Perhaps they’ll make the list next time. You’ll have to wait and see!