December is usually a month for looking back and reflecting on the past year. Mountain View-based internet and software firm, Google Corp. has released its annual Year in Search video, pointing out the trending events in 2017. It included the refugee crisis in Myanmar, the hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico and Houston, the Las Vegas shootings, French and Kenyan elections, Bitcoin searches, Mayweather vs McGregor Fight, Wonder Woman, and so forth.
The top five (5) searches on Google included the iPhone 8 at second place, apple’s spotlight phone; the iPhone X at third, being surpassed by only the Hurricane Irma disaster (first place), Matt Lauer and Meghan Markle taking up the fourth and fifth places respectively.
However, in the consumer technology category reveals that Cupertino-based tech firm, Apple Inc. had its 2017 flagships; iPhone 8 and iPhone X take up the 1st and 2nd places respectively, while the third most searched gadget was the Nintendo Switch which already sold 10 million units, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 phablet takes on the 4th, and Xbox One X was in the 5th most searched gadget.
According to Google, many questions started with “how”. Coincidentally or not, the most searched meme was “Cash me outside, how bow dah?”
The top 10 most searched in the consumer technology category: