NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Many of popular searches on the Internet right now pertain to the New Year's holiday this weekend.

Folks are still looking for ways to spend their New Year's Eve, from restaurant and party-related searches to hosting tips or recipes for those staying in.

Other hot New Year's Eve-related topics include New Year's Rockin' Eve -- Dick Clark's New Year's Eve televised special that is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Clark will host this year's special alongside television personality Ryan Seacrest, in a nearly six-hour long program on ABC.

The special will feature 29 musical performances -- including headliner Lady Gaga who will perform moments before the Times Square ball drops. Other performers include Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Hot Chelle Rae, Florence + the Machine, Gym Class Heroes, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz and others.


New Year's Resolutions are another hot topic as many people look for ways to stick to the resolutions they're making for 2012.

Popular resolution-related searches on the Internet pertain to saving money in the coming year and of course, the ever-popular goal of getting in shape and losing weight.

According to recent polls, other popular resolutions include quitting vices like smoking or drinking, and spending more time with friends and family.


GoDaddy is still a hot topic after this week's GoDaddy Dump Day, created by customers angry over the Web site's support of the Stop Online Piracy Act.

The act, which allows movie studios and record labels to seek court orders to shut down Web sites involved in piracy, has not yet been voted on by Congress. GoDaddy's support of the act prompted an organized boycott of the Web site by hundreds of people who pledged online to stop using GoDaddy beginning on Dec. 29. 

GoDaddy has since attempted to appease customers who are transferring away from the site by saying not only does it no longer support the act, but it in fact opposes it. GoDaddy has admitted to a spike in transfers.


The chatter on Main Street (a.k.a. Google, Yahoo! and other search sites) is always of interest to investors on Wall Street. Thus, each day, TheStreet compiles the stories that are trending on the Web, and highlights the news that could make stocks move.

-- Written by Brittany Umar.

Brittany joined TheStreet.com TV in November 2006 after completing a degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers College. Previously, Brittany interned at the local ABC affiliate in New York City WABC-TV 7 where she helped research and produce On Your Side, a popular consumer advocacy segment.