- Publish Date
- Thursday, 15 December 2016, 1:57PM
We don’t think any of us are sad to bid farewell to 2016, but we should all take a moment to watch Google’s “Year In Search” video and reflect on the year’s highs and lows.
The “most searched topic on Google” honor didn’t go to Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump — both presidential candidates lagged behind Pokémon Go and iPhone 7.
Of course, when the searches are broken down into categories, the U.S. Election was the most searched topic in Global News, followed by the Olympics, Brexit, Orlando Shooting, and the Zika Virus.
When it came to People searches, the Election and the Olympics took front and center — the five most searched individuals were Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Michael Phelps, Melania Trump, and Simone Biles.
Despite the fact that we had a historic election year, Americans opted to search Powerball, Prince, Hurricane Matthew, Pokeman Go (sic), and Slither.io in greater volumes than any political candidates or issues.