Thursday 29 September 2016

Google reveals most searched terms of 2015

Emma Clark

Published 16/12/2015 | 09:16

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What a year it has been. You can experience it all over again with Google's Year in Search for 2015, highlighting the top searches and trends of 2015.

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Google's Year in Search shows us the most popular searches and trends of the past 12 months.

Unsurprisingly, the Paris attacks in November and earlier in January were one of the most searched topics this year with more than 897 million searches in a relatively short period of time.

World Cups took the world by storm this year. The Cricket World Cup was searched for 323 million times, mainly at the start of the year; the Women's World Cup captivated audiences in the summer with 113 million searches; and the Rugby World Cup rounded out the year with more than 246 million searches.

Meanwhile, the hot topic of this month, though it has seen a steady increase in interest over the year, is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The latest instalment has been searched for more than 155 million searches to date.

In Ireland, the trending news moments included the Rugby World Cup 2015, Karen Buckley, Lamar Odom, and Paris. Conor McGregor was the trending person of sport here, followed by Jonah Lomu and Ronda Rousey.

"How to..." is a frequent search term on internet. This year, people wanted to discover how to use the new Snapchat update, how to make pancake mix, how to eat pomelo, and how to draw a Minion.

Google also released a powerful video to sum up some of the big and topical moments of the year as well as popular search terms. It's well worth a watch.

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