Okay, apologies in advance for all the End Of Year lists and crap. But this one also fascinated me, partly because of the content and partly from the who-really-cares aspect.
Last week we considered the world as related to us by searches on Google. They even produced a video called Zeitgeist 2011. Well this week I want to share an excerpt from another press release looking back on 2011. This time from eBay:
SAN JOSE, Calif.— eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace and a leader in mobile commerce, today announced its third annual “Top Shopped” report1, ranking the pop culture moments and trends that captured shopper’s attention – and cash – in 2011. eBay analyzed sales data based on what people bought across categories on the marketplace to identify what piqued the public’s interest this year–from must-have tech and toys, to pop star divas and celebrity standouts.
The list is, as one might expect, a roll call of pop stars, gadgets and sports figures. The one possible exception being Sade. But here’s the best part, and I quote:
“eBay sales are a direct indicator of what Americans are most fascinated by and uniquely reflects the cultural zeitgeist.”
So it appears that Google and eBay have settled it. The one conclusion that stands out above all others.
The 2012 word of the year is zeitgeist.
Top Three Most Expensive Cross-Category
Purchases on eBay Mobile:
- Motors | Mercedes-Benz : S-Class: $212,685
- Fashion | Hermes Blue Sapphire Ostrich Birkin Bag: $19,975
- Collectibles | 1933 Goudey – Babe Ruth #53 PSA Baseball Card: $19,500