Money, money, money is no longer funny, according to an article on the thisismoney.co.uk website. The search engine Yahoo! has said that the FTSE, which records the London Stock Exchange share prices, has drawn more internet searches in 2011 than any other subject.
From the heights of 7,000 points, the FTSE 100 now hovers around the 5,000 mark and it is clear that this trend reflects consumer mood. Echoing this, funnily enough, the second most searched subject is The National Lottery, with people turning their attention to the hope of quick financial gain.
With the third being the Job Centre, it becomes apparent that personal finance really is the big theme of the past year - but it is surprising that Katie Price (a.k.a. Jordan) sits at number four on the list.
And after that, the search is dominated by celebrities, which is to be expected what with the Royal Wedding, the death of Amy Winehouse, and other famous people in the public eye last year.
We say roll on the good times for 2012!