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What we searched for in 2012
Google tells us what the world was looking for in 2012.
Google has finally told us what was truly important in 2012.
The search giant’s annual Zeitgeist list shows the things what we searched for the most for over the past year. It’s accompanied by a quite enjoyable and downright motivational video, which displays the year’s most important events through a Google lense. Thanks, Google, for briefly helping us forget about all those terrible end-of-the-world jokes on Twitter.
Here are the top 10 worldwide search terms (if you’re not sure what any of these are, we suggest Googling them):
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
Photo via Google/YouTube
Kevin Morris is a veteran web reporter and editor who specializes in longform journalism. He led the Daily Dot’s esports vertical and, following its acquisition by GAMURS in late 2016, launched Dot Esports, where he serves as the site’s editor-in-chief.