Google has released its top trending searches for 2013. Unsurprisingly, the top searched item was Nelson Mandela. Number two was Paul Walker, star of the Fast and Furious movie franchise. The top five included iPhone 5s, Cory Monteith and Harlem Shake.
In our annual Year-End Zeitgeist (“spirit of the times”), we reflect on the people, places, and moments that captured the world’s attention throughout the year. This year marks our most global Zeitgeist to date—with 1,000+ top 10 lists across categories like Trending People, Most-Searched Events and Top Trending Searches from 72 countries.
Google Zeitgeist | Here’s to 2013
The Google Zeitgeist homepage is interesting. You can explore the top 100 searches on Google’s interactive site. There’s also an interactive 3D global map that allows you to explore trends on individual cities around the world.