Google reveals what searchers wanted most in 2017

Laverne Mann
December 16, 2017

Google released a breakdown of the most frequent searches and trending topics of 2017, and compiled clips of some of the most important moments of the year in a short and powerful video.

Besides YouTube, Google's other major yearly recap is for Search. Hurricane Irma beat out iPhone 8 and fidget spinners as the top trending search globally, while in the United States the Yankees were the most-searched sports team of the year. Among the global elections section, French Election topped the list followed by German federal election, United Kingdom election, Uttar Pradesh election, Georgia special election and more.

Meghan Markle's engagement to Prince Harry also features heavily on the top searches around the world, while Matt Lauer's firing from NBC after allegations of "innappropriate sexual behaviour" led to him topping the most searched people in the US. Last year, people mourned Prince, got lottery fever and, not surprisingly, searched all about the United States election. The storm killed dozens of people. Super Bowl 5. Las Vegas Shooting 6.

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The most searched movies were "It", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Wonder Woman".

Here's what South Africans Googled the most throughout this year in different categories. Top global searches includes a natural disaster, the latest phones, celebrities, TV shows, and more. The top tech searches were iPhone 8, iPhone X, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Xbox One X. You can see the rest of the popular searches at the link below.

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