YouTube, Facebook and MySpace Dominate the Top Three Searches Exemplifying a Desire to be Connected – Even when Mobile

Today we have announced the top 10 voice-powered mobile Web searches of 2009. Based on data accumulated through millions of Vlingo-powered mobile Web searches over the past year, the data provides a unique view into mobile Web trends.

YouTube, Facebook and MySpace and Twitter’s presence on the list demonstrate the power of social networking and video sharing even while people are on-the-go. Other top 10 terms focused on utility as people looked for information to help with everyday tasks and preparation such as weather, directions, phone numbers and movie times.

“Unlike traditional Web searches that focus on specific search terms such as ‘Michael Jackson’ or ‘Twilight,’ our data shows that on mobile phones, people tend to search for specific destinations sites and resources,” said Dave Grannan, president and CEO of Vlingo. “Mobile Web search is very popular on Vlingo, accounting for over 20% of all usage. Based on our users’ top searches, we are seeing mobile extending far beyond SMS and voice communications to encompass multimedia and social networking.”

Top 10 Mobile Voice Searches for 2009
1. YouTube
2. Facebook
3. MySpace
4. Weather
5. Movie Times
6. Twitter
7. Yellow Pages
8. MapQuest
9. craigslist
10. White Pages

Erin Keleher, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, Vlingo

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