After a whirlwind year of election news, economy woes, and the lead-up to the showstopping Summer Games in Beijing, Google looked back to see what was on the minds of Americans through it all.

1. obama
2. facebook
3. att
4. iphone
5. youtube
6. fox news
7. palin
8. beijing 2008
9. david cook
10. surf the channel

Source: Google Zeitgeist
http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2008/united_states.html