Besides Irma, the most popular search queries were Tom Petty, Matt Lauer, the Las Vegas massacre, and the Super Bowl.
In order to create the list, Google workers sifted through data on trillions of searches, weeded out queries from spambots and repeats, and focused on the most popular searches of this year. Some queries were placed under different categories, like the most popular, memes, news, and recipes.
While Lauer occupied one of the top spots in global searches, President Donald Trump was not so popular. The President was ‘trending’ in 2016. However, America’s appetite for politics hasn’t faded. Some of the top searches for politics, were Antifa, Paris Climate deal, DACA, and net neutrality. People were also interested in ‘Germany’ and ‘the U.K.’.
When it comes to money, Google users wanted to understand more about bitcoin, bitcoin prices, the Equifax breach, and ways to freeze one’s credit.
Google’s Top Searches Included Some Surprises
Multiple categories included the American solar eclipse, while Unicorn Frappuccino’s calorie intake, and slime making were also trending.
The most looked-for actor was Meghan Markle, a U.S.-born actress that is about to get married to Prince Harry. Markle, is also in the second spot as the most searched person this year.
The most popular hit was ‘Despacito,’ which is also the most watched YouTube clip. Many other users googled Cardi B and her song too.
Surprisingly, the iPhone 8 accrued more searches than the iPhone X this year. Apple’s iPhone X was the top search for consumer tech instead, ahead of Samsung Galaxy 8 and Nintendo Switch.
The most popular movie among Google users was Stephen King’s ‘It,’ while Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ was the most looked up TV show.
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