Zeitgeist [tsahyt-gahyst] – noun German.
the spirit of the time; general trend of thought or feeling characteristic of a particular period of time.
As we ring in a new year, it’s a good time to look back on the past year. Video is a particularly effective medium to relive the events that shaped the year. Television newscasts are filled with “year ender” video montages.
To capture the spirit of 2010, the creative team at Google broke down on the billions of search queries people typed into Google this year. The result is this “visual Zeitgeist” that also showcases Google’s products.
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Here’s to a great 2011!