Google Zeitgeist gives a rather damning comment on society today. Under the heading, 'What mattered in 2011' Google has compiled a list of the top searches for the year. Number 1? Rebecca Black... most famous for singing badly on Youtube. Apart from the Fukushima Reactor, everything else on the top 10 list centres on celebrity (and generally not very noteworthy ones) or Apple. The spirit of our times is a superficial one indeed.