Google Zeitgeist: the most popular queries in 2013

by bold-lichterman

The Mountain View giant has published, like every year for 13 years, its “Year-End Zeitgeist” which lists the ten most important research trends for the past year. “We reflect on the people, places and times that have captured the world’s attention throughout the year,” the company says on its blog.

  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

Unsurprisingly, Nelson Madela, world emblem of peace and hero of the struggle against apartheid, occupies the first row. “The President of South Africa was already high this year, and after his death, people all over the world turned to Google to learn more about Madiba and his legacy,” Google says. Internet users wishing to obtain more details can visit the dedicated site set up by Google.