Never thought you'd see Kim Kardashian and Steve Jobs linked in any way? The two, along with the Occupy movement, the royal wedding and Japan's tsunami tragedy, are among the most "stumbled upon" searches and links of 2011 — that is, those performed by StumbleUpon users.
The social media tool, that lets you rate Web pages based on your interests, has more than 20 million users who log more than 1 billion Web pages a month.
"Stumbling through 2011," the death of Steve Jobs on Oct. 5 resulted in a nearly 200,000 percent increase in "explore box" searches for the Apple co-founder's name. Not surprisingly, the death of Osama bin Laden, the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and the disasters that struck Japan were also huge for Stumblers.
San Francisco-based StumbleUpon has been for U.S. users only, but the company plans to expand to other countries next year, starting first with Europe. So, next year's most stumbled upon list may have a very different leader board, although odds are (*sigh*), Kim Kardashian may still be on it.
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