Most Googled Topics

The most googled topics of 2013 were focused on life, death, Mother Nature, war, and government behaving badly. The list of most googled topics appears below:
1. Boston Marathon
2. Government Shutdown
3. VMAs
4. Moore, Oklahoma Tornado
5. Royal Baby
6. Zimmerman Trial
7. Typhoon Haiyan
8. Pope Francis
9. Syria Conflict
10. Mayweather vs. Canelo Fight

The most googled topics of 2012 centered around tragedies, fads, the Olympics, and technology. Whitney Houston, who drowned as a result of the effects of heart disease and chronic drug use on the night of the 2012 Grammy Awards (February 11, 2012), was the most googled topic, person, and performing artist. The list of the most googled topics appears below:
1. Whitney Houston
2. Gangnam Style
3. Hurricane Sandy
4. iPad 3
5. Diablo 3
6. Kate Middleton
7. Olympics 2012
8. Amanda Todd
9. Michael Clarke Duncan
10. BBB12 (Big Brother Brasil 12)

A review of the most googled topics of 2011 reveals a fascination with crime, mortality, disaster, and technology. The top spot, however, belongs in a category of its own: the rise of the viral star, in this case 15-year-old Rebecca Black, from California, who subjected the world to her “hit” single, “Friday.” The song went viral, quicker than a epidemic of lice in an elementary school, on YouTube and a host of other social media. Viewers and music critics quickly screamed “uncle” to bring a song considered “the worst song ever” to a timely death. The video was eventually removed after 167 million views, but resurrected a few months later. Surprisingly, only one musician made the top ten list considering that the most googled men and women are musicians. Apple, through its recently deceased founder and two successful products, dominates the list. TEPCO may not be as recognized as Apple, however its presence in the list is due to the world’s worst nuclear disaster following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. The nuclear disaster at TEBCO’s nuclear power plant — worse than the Chernobyl disaster in April 1986 — was a culmination of the malfunction of reactors, full meltdowns, and the release of deadly radioactive materials. The disaster displaced more than 50,000 residences and cost TEPCO an estimated $100 billion.

1. Rebecca Black
2. Google+
3. Ryan Dunn
4. Casey Anthony
5. Battlefield 3
6. iPhone 5
7. Adele
8. TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company)
9. Steve Jobs
10. iPad2

Read related posts: The Most Googled People.

The Most Googled Word

The Most Googled Women.

For further reading: http://www.googlezeitgeist.com/en. http://www.wikipedia.

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