Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker Are Google’s Top Searches For 2013 [See Full List]
Google on Tuesday December 17th
2013 released its list of the top-trending
searches of 2013, which showed that two
year-end deaths resonated most in a year
packed with news events, product releases
and well-traveled memes.
“Nelson Mandela” and “Paul Walker” were
the top two trending search terms on
Google’s global list, which this year
surveyed the results of 72 countries — the
largest sample Google has ever taken.
Searches for Apple’s iPhone 5s took the No.
3 spot, followed by a third late celebrity:
“Glee” star Cory Monteith, who died of an
accidental drug overdose in July.
Searches for the Harlem Shake – a song
that inspired a precession of amusing dance
videos – which Google revealed last
week generated 1.7 million videos, came in
fifth. Queries for the Boston Marathon,
“Royal Baby” Prince George, Samsung
Galaxy S4, PlayStation 4, and North Korea
rounded out the top 10 list for all of Google.
See the list arranged from top to bottom:
1. Nelson Mandela
2. Paul Walker
3. iPhone 5s
4. Cory Monteith
5. Harlem Shake
6. Boston Marathon
7. Royal Baby
8. Samsung Galaxy S4
9. PlayStation 4
10. North Korea