The search engine analytics provide an unmatched ability of determining precisely what the world searches for knowing about during any specific span or point of time. But on the basis of how you see the humanity, the tally of Google regarding the top trends of the year might shock you completely.
This week, the Silicon Valley giant have published a report, which brings together the top trends of 2013 as per the searches inquired by the daily user base of Google of across one billion clients across the world. While the not-so-scientific and informal straw poll of the RT staffers carried out on Wednesday in the DC office recommended that the top 10 of this year would be improved by the likes of the Catholic Church leader Pope Francis, whistleblower of the National Security Agency Edward Snowden or for whatsoever reason-twerking, the reality of the matter is that neither that person who uncovered the international surveillance scandal nor the most talked about craze of dance of may be this decade, which made the finishing cut while the world at large is counted on.
As per the list of Google, the top ranked search terms across the world in the year 2013 were:
- Nelson Mandela
- Paul Walker
- iPhone 5s
- Cory Monteith
- Harlem Shake
- Boston Marathon
- Royal Baby
- Samsung Galaxy S4
- PlayStation 4
- North Korea
Out-of-the-way, the top 10 list of Google and the following custom searches by using the trend pages reveal that a wide number of web connected residents across the globe are more curious in the specs of their Smartphones then, speak the NSA leaker who strived to explain the world that all those devices are tapped by the government of the United States.
Off course no disrespect is meant for all the families of the late actors and the icons who now are immortalized among the top-inquired search terms of the year 2013, but particularly the nonexistence of Mr. Snowden prompted the calls for others on publishing the latest report of Google, including the preferences of Brian Fung-the Washington Post blogger.
Fung wrote that the National Security Agency revelations of this year have given birth to a firestorm of debates and reports about the state of US intelligence policy and surveillance technology. This thing also has begun a brief global manhunt. Now all the countries are building countermeasures in order to deflect the gaze of NSA. But minimum in the perspective of Google, Edward Snowden was merely a blip on the radar.
Fung continues to demonstrate that there is not any kind of glitch, which would make Snowden unimportant in favor of the related searches- like “surveillance”, “NSA”, or “spying”. However, all these search items are missing from the list of Google of both the top trending events and people.
According to other popular search engines, whose results are also quite typical. Earlier this month, Yahoo has published its listing of top 10 searches, and listed Miley Cyrus at the topmost rank. Other people who were in the list included: Kate Upton, Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez and Minecraft. The rank of Obamacare was 6th and the rank of iPhone 5 was ninth on that list.
Another list was published by Bing-the Microsoft-owned search engine. The result of Bing was quite similar to Google and Yahoo. The top list of this search engine was almost made up completely of either the TV stars or pop singers. But the only exception was Barack Obama in the 10th rank. The most sought after news stories on Bing was without NSA and Snowden as well.
Earlier this month, Bing mentioned in a blog post that the American politics keep on driving searches this year, with Fiscal Cliff, the Gay Marriage Ruling of the Supreme Court, the IRS scandal with the Marijuana legalization-all the things came within top 25 rank. But this blog didn’t mention anything about NSA or Snowden whatsoever.
For the comparison, just have a look at the process how the NSA whistleblower corresponds with the other search terms in the year 2013, as per the analysis of Google (all the screenshots are from Google).