And the most searched for term on Google for 2014 is…Robin Williams. Surprised? Not terribly surprised. However, it’s interesting to note that in a year that included some pretty spectacular sporting events, like the Sochi Olympics and 2014 FIFA World Cup, some news stories that dominated headlines, such as Ebola and the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, that an actor and comedian would dominate the tablets, phones, computers, and laptops of the world.
Still, it’s an interesting snapshot of the past twelve months rolled into ten search terms. Of course, there are different lists, but Robin Williams topped the Google most search list for the United States and the world. Not too shabby at all. I can remember when I heard the news, and I don’t think that shock and surprise are adequate words as much as tragic and sad are. He will be missed.
The important thing to remember is in a little blurb from TechCrunch which reveals that the most popular search terms of the year are measured in percentage increases from the prior year, because without that dynamic the most searched for items via volume would not change that much from year to year. Now that pretty much screams creatures of habit.