Google Zeitgeist 2012: Watch. (VIDEO)
See the Zeitgeist in Video Form, Thanks to Google
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Dec. 12 2012 12:21 PM

Did You See This? The Google Zeitgeist 2012

Google has attempted to encapsulate the year with the video above, which covers some of the most searched subjects of 2012, scored to "All I Want" by Kodaline and produced by Whirled.*

I'm with the YouTube commenter who thinks "Dumb Ways to Die" didn't have that much effect on the 2012 zeitgeist. Still, pretty good video.

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* This sentence has been updated with additional information about the video.

David Haglund is the literary editor of NewYorker.com. 

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