Google has published its annual Zeitgeist report, revealing the world’s most popular people, events, and media of 2012. The biggest searches worldwide were for Whitney Houston, Gangnam Style, and Hurricane Sandy, but Google has also broken down the results by category and country. Next up, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was the United States’ most popular “what is” search term of the year, beating out Scientology and “KONY,” the name of a Ugandan guerrilla leader who was the subject of a viral video a few months back. The Hunger Games was the most searched movie of the year, both in the US and worldwide lists. As for images, Selena Gomez, Megan Fox, Rihanna, and the iPhone 5 as well as Minecraft took part in top spots.
As for technology? Apple and Samsung. The iPad 3, Galaxy S3, and iPad mini took the one, two, and three spots, and Galaxy Note 2 and iPad 4 also sneaked up the ranks. The rest of the top 10 was filled in by the Nexus 7, PlayStation, Surface, Kindle Fire, and the Lumia 920.
Check out the video for the top Googled terms of 2012, after the break! Via: Google Zeitgeist 2012