Picks and Pans Review: People-Lycos Web Watch

updated 05/05/1997 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/05/1997 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S GATE

EVER WONDER WHAT THE MOST Popular sites and subjects on the World Wide Web are? This week we present the new PEOPLE-Lycos Web Watch, a monthly ranking of the Web's hottest topics as indicated by search requests on Lycos (www.lycos.com), one of the Web's busiest search sites. From March 17 to April 6, Lycos recorded nearly 300,000 inquiries about the Heaven's Gate cult. Pinups (a perennial fave among Net surfers) weren't far behind. The Top 10:

1. Heaven's Gate cult 2. Baywatcher Pamela Lee 3. comet Hale-Bopp 4. MTV's Jenny McCarthy 5. Star Wars 6. pop group the Spice Girls 7. Cindy Crawford 8. Madonna 9. Star Trek 10. Anna Nicole Smith

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