Hot links, cool trends on the Web

A Neat One from CNET on the most popular search terms of year.

Japanese anime character Dragonball is the hottest Internet trend for the second year in a row, and Natalie Portman has unseated Angelina Jolie among popular celebrities on the Web, according to data from top Internet search sites.

Five years ago, the top searches included phrases like \”Star Trek\” and \”megahertz,\” said Michael Gartenberg, a Jupiter Research analyst. Now semiconductors are making room for Shakira.