LYCOS, Inc. (, a leading community destination for broadband entertainment content, announced the following information from The LYCOS 50(TM), the 50 most popular Internet search results for the week ending June 23, 2007. For a complete list of The LYCOS 50(TM) and for in-depth text of The LYCOS 50 Daily Report, go to Readers of The LYCOS 50 can also share their thoughts on Internet trends and pop culture on The LYCOS 50 Blog located at

Biggest Movers and Shakers for Week Ending June 23, 2007:

1. Chris Benoit 3638 %
2. Barry Bonds 267 %
3. Katie Holmes 233 %
4. Hillary Clinton 200 %
5. Ryan Phillipe 175 %
6. Elliot Yamin 107 %
7. Maria Sharpova 103 %
8. Tour de France 100 %
9. Elin Nordegren 95 %
10. Apple 50 %

Notes of Interest:

Search activity for pro-wrestler Chris Benoit jumped 3638% from Monday to Tuesday, making him the number one search term on Tuesday. This surge in activity followed news that Benoit, his wife, and their seven-year-old son were found dead in their Fayetteville, Georgia home earlier this week. It is being reported that the deaths were a murder-suicide; Benoit allegedly strangled his wife and suffocated his son before hanging himself with a weight pulley. Over the past 48 hours, search interest in Benoit has been 1518% more popular than searches for Vince McMahon and 53% more popular than searches for the WWE.

Search Gainers:

As the world awaits this week’s release of the new iPhone, search activity for Apple is up 50%. iPhone enthusiasts can enjoy a video retrospective of the iPhone hype on Lycos MIX at Online interest in Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is also up 200% following her latest foray into the viral video world, with a campaign video spoofing the “Sopranos” ending ( And as San Francisco Giants’ controversial slugger Barry Bonds edges closer to breaking Hank Aaron’s home run record, search interest in Bonds continues to rise, up 267% this week (

The LYCOS 50(TM) Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending June 23, 2007:

1) Paris Hilton 6) MySpace
2) Britney Spears 7) YouTube
3) Pokemon 8) Disney
4) WWE 9) RuneScape
5) Naruto 10) Clay Aiken