Google has just published its annual Zeitgeist report, showing what the world has searched for most and what the biggest stories of 2012 were. And oh my, what an year it’s been.
2012 was eventful, tragic, hopeful and most of all deeply human. It showed our best parts with the London Olympics, the landing of Curiosity and perhaps Felix’s jump. It also showed some of our worst parts with violence in the Middle-East, the European crisis and decaying foreign relations around the world.
The world’s top 3 searches were Whitney Houston, Gangnam Style and Hurricane Sandy. The events that people were most interested in were Sandy, the pregnancy of Kate Middleton and the Olympics, followed closely by the SOPA debate. The Hunger Games was the most searched for movie with Skyfall coming in second and Prometheus securing 3rd place.
In our own field of technology and gadgets the iPad 3 was the most searched term of 2012 followed by Samsung’s Galaxy S III and the iPad Mini. Closer to our hearts Microsoft’s Surface makes an appearance at number 8 and the Nokia Lumia 920 ends the list at number 10.
It’s been an awesome year overall and we think there are lots of reasons out there for being hopeful. It’s been an awesome year for the industry and we can’t wait for 2013. Here’s hoping it will be even better.
Let us know in the comments what your favorite moment of 2012 were, and check out the source link below to see what people searched for in your region.