What Folks Were Googling in 2020
I probably google something at least on average 3 to 5 times a day. Maybe I heard a new word I don't know or want to get the correct spelling. I just asked my morning show partner Erica the last thing she googled, and it was the word "Doppelganger" because someone said she spelled it wrong. She was right as usual.
I also like to watch old black and white movies on TCM and will google info on an actor or actress on Wikipedia. I love Wiki. It makes you think how cool it is on how much info is at our fingertips compared to 50 years ago. Who knew?
Google (GOOGL) released its annual "Year in Search" list Wednesday. The list acts as a sort of chronicle of the decades worth of newsworthy things that took place during this one weird year. The list features the year's top trending searches, which had a high spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2020 compared to 2019.
As people tried to make sense of the overwhelming barrage of news in 2020, global queries including the word "why" — such as "why is the NBA postponed?" and "why is toilet paper sold out?" — were searched more often than in any year before.
A lot of election stuff was also popular as well as topics on the pandemic. Also among the top on the list Zoom, Naya Rivera, Chadwick Boseman, PlayStation 5, Kobe Bryant, where is my stimulus money, where to buy a PS5, where to buy toilet paper. A lot of people searched for how to help this year, Black Lives Matter, and how to help during coronavirus as well as how to help acid reflux.
What do you google the most? Share what your last 3 google searches were just for fun.