This is my favourite time of the year, where all of the year-end lists begin rolling in. Below you will find the top 10 US Google searches, and what is likely the top 10 Canadian Google searches. Enjoy, and please do not hesitate to comment.
Google’s top trending searches of 2016 (US).
- Powerball – The lottery handed out $1.6 billion dollars in prizes in January 2016 alone.
- Pokemon Go – either for tips or to read stories of people who walked into holes, or traffic while playing this game
- Rio 2016 – Olympics were a popular search item because of many sub-stories such as the polution in Rio, the Russian athletes being banned for doping or bad sportsmanship on behalf an Egyptian “athlete” who was kicked out of the games for refusing to shake hands with his Israeli opponent.
- Election 2016 – US presidential election had so many sub-stories including everything Donald Trump and everything Hilary Clinton and the email scandal. The CIA got involved as did the Russians and Anthony(s) Weiner all played part.
- David Bowie who died in January.
- Prince, who died in April.
- Hurricane Matthew, which barrelled through the Caribbean and made landfall in the US in October.
- Brad Pitt was Google’s top trending actor searched in 2016 for “abusing” his child on an airplane while intoxicated and then being divorced from Angelina Jolie.
- Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Megan Markle, trended most among actresses as the American actress currently residing in Toronto as hounded by paparazzi forcing the Prince to step in and berate those in the media who are harassing her.
- Beyonce topped musical searches, and her song “Formation” was the top trending song in Google searches for 2016
Canadian 2016 Top Trending searches must have included the following;
- Justin Trudeau
- Justin Trudeau’s hair
- Justin Trudeau is so cute
- Justin Trudeau is so pretty
- Justin Trudeau stylish
- Who is Justin Trudeau
- Gord Downy
- Tragically Hip
- Kathleen Wynne is killing Ontario
- Which JT is cuter, Justin Timberlake or Justin Trudeau