Saturday, January 19, 2013

What are the most/top searched words of 2012? (Top 10)

1.2 trillion searches in 2012.
146 languages.
What did the earthlings searched for in 2012?
What did you searched for?

1. Whitney Houston
An American singer and actress who unexpectedly died on 2012. The manner of her death was listed as "accident". Two of her popular singles include I Will Always Love You and The Greatest Love of All.

2. Gangnam Style

A K-pop single by South Korean musician PSY.  As of January 16, 2013, the music video has been viewed over 1.2 billion times on YouTube, and it is the site's most watched video after surpassing Justin Beiber's single Baby.

3. Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy was a hurricane that devastated portions of the Caribbean and the Mid-Atlantic and Northeaster United States during late October 2012, wherein at least 253 people were killed along the path of the storm in seven countries.

4. iPad 3

The 3rd generation iPad. Three million units were sold in the first 3 days of its release in 10 countries. After 221 days of official availability, the third generation iPad was discontinued on October 23, 2012, following the announcement of the 4th generation iPad.

5. Diablo 3
Diablo III is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Diablo franchise that features elements of the dungeon crawl and hack and slash genres.

6. Kate Middleton 
Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Catherine has had a major impact upon British fashion which has been termed the "Kate Middleton effect", and in 2012, she was selected as one of The 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine.

7. Olympics 2012
The 2012 Summer Olympics took place in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. London was the first city to host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.

8. Amanda Todd
A Canadian girl who tragically took her life on October 2012 after enduring being bullied at school. Prior to her death, Todd posted a video on Youtube in which she used a series of flash cards to tell of her experience of being blackmailed, bullied, and physically assaulted. The video went viral after her death, resulting in international media attention.

9. Michael Clarke Duncan

An American actor who passed away on September 3, 2012. He was best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile, for which he was nominated for an Academy award and a Golden Globe.

10. KONY 12

Kony 2012 is a short film created by the non-governmental organization Invisible Children, Inc., and released on March 5, 2012. The film's purpose was to promote the charity's "Stop Kony" movement to make African cult and militia leader, indicted war criminal and the International Criminal Court fugitive Joseph Kony globally known in order to have him arrested by the end of 2012, when the campaign expired.

Source: Google's "zeitgeist report" and Wikipedia

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