What Did You Look Up This Year? Google Tells All

By Jamie Epstein December 12, 2012

I recently had the chance to write an article about the brilliant woman who goes by the name of Kim Kardashian and is known all the over the world for her extremely deep thoughts ( I am completely joking). Although I am not sure why people love her so much and I think it probably has something to do with her monstrous ... heart, it was revealed that in 2012 she ranked as the most looked for person on the Yahoo website.

Now, Google is unveiling its most searched list and the legendary and now deceased Whitney Houston is touted as being the "top trending" search of the year.

Google Inc.'s year-end "zeitgeist" report is now in its 12th year and is highlighted as being "an in-depth look at the spirit of the times as seen through the billions of searches on Google over the past year," according to a company blog post.

While Houston is known for her short lived reality television show that focused on her extremely dysfunctional marriage to Bobby Brown and their gap toothed daughter Bobbi Kristina titled,”Being Bobby Brown,” she is better known for her long term drug use, very successful music career and her untimely death that took place just as she was about to perform in what could have been her comeback at the Grammys.

Additionally, Korean rapper PSY's "Gangnam Style" music video took the second most popular trending spot. This term defines topics and videos that saw a high degree of traffic over a substantial period of time. And now, many videos have been made that are riding on its extremely popular coat tails such as the one below made by my very own brother which pokes fun at the disastrous effects Long Islanders suffered due to the storm that reeked havoc throughout the region known as Sandy.


Not too surprising to anyone I’m sure, Superstorm Sandy came in at an honorable third place amongst the most popular items searched for, by those who had power of course.

Closing out the list are the iPad 3 and Diablo 3, a video game. In addition, when the rumor quickly spread like wildfire that Morgan Freeman had died when he actually was very much alive, countless individuals immediately turned to the Web to find out further details.

In this day and age, if you wish to find out information quickly on virtually any topic, a majority of us will immediately go to our PCs, laptops, tablets or smartphones to search for that specific term. That fact won’t be changing any time soon, so for those of you who can’t access the Web via your devices you might want to reconsider that notion and fast.





Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

TechZone360 Web Editor

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