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Random chat site Chatroulette is UK's fastest rising search term on Google

The fad for the videochat website kept the general election off the top spot

Online dating site Chatroulette was UK's fastest rising search term, according to the Google Zeitgeist 2010 -- a list of the most commonly searched words on the search engine this year.

The terms "Election 2010" and "register to vote" are the other top two searches in the news category, the list revealed.

The top overall searches, however, were dominated by the "Facebook", "BBC" and "YouTube". The Zeitgeist also revealed that UK users have frequently looked up for company using search terms such as "I feel lonely," "I want love" and "I hate love".

There was also a large rise in the searches about Kristian Digby, the BBC presenter who died in mysterious circumstances, and about the US teen singer Justin Bieber.

The search engine compiles the Google Zeitgeist list every year to give a snapshot of a country's online interests.

About 87 per cent of the UK's online population used Google in October, according to research firm Nielsen. The list omits the 27 per cent of UK web traffic that reportedly goes to pornographic sites.