Google in Review 2015

GoogleA look at what people have Googled over the past year can say a lot about 2015 – a scrapbook of sorts. So what does 2015 say about us? Apparently, that we love looking up other people.

2015 has shined the light on not only athletes and celebrities, but the presidential candidates and other political stars. The Top 10 most Googled people this year include Lamar Odom, Caitlyn Jenner and Ronda Rousey in the first three positions, followed by Donald Trump, Ruby Rose, Charlie Sheen, Brian Williams, Rachel Dolezal, Adele and Josh Duggar. The balance between celebrated starlets and controversial figures is certainly interesting, to say the least.

Google searches that aren’t related to celebs and politicians are also very telling. Among the top general search categories are Oscar Red Carpet Dresses, Beer, Song Lyrics, Memes, GIFs, Car Models and more. Bud Light Mixxtail happened to be the most commonly searched beer of 2015, while “Just Do It” and “John Cena” topped the GIF search list. “What is Ashley Madison?” was also a popular search this year.

More information from Google shows how much people were thinking about different world events. For example, 897 million searches were dedicated to the recent Paris attacks, while 85 million people searched the Nepal earthquake.

What did you search on Google this year?

*Source: The Atlantic