Shocking deaths top Google's trending searches in 2018

Was The Second Most Searched Topic In The World For 2018 Dec 12 2018

Google processes more than 40 000 search queries every second‚ translating to more than a billion searches a day and 1.2-trillion searches a year worldwide.

Different countries, on the other hand, had their sights set in a somewhat different direction.

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As Google has compiled the Year in Search 2018, Avicii was the 2nd most trending search topic globally of 2018 right behind the World Cup. The surprise here, however, is that Black Panther dethroned the unstoppable hype machine that was Infinity War.

Interestingly, this year's top searches were related to voting.

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Nigeria's main opposition leader, Atiku Abubakar, the late actresses Tosyn Bucknor and Aisha Abimbola are among the most searched people. But you can see the interactive search trends for the year, with tons of ways to slice and dice them over here.

More unusually, also on the list is GDPR, the new European data protection legislation introduced in May. Meghan Markle also came in the list of most-searched-for personalities. That honour went to the World Cup.

Top-trending SA searches: World Cup fixtures, Load-shedding, Global Citizen, Zuma, Winnie Mandela, HHP, Listeriosis, Black Panther, Meghan Markle, Mac Miller. The Lunar Eclipse was the third most searched event, followed by the 78-day lecturers' strike. On the list of most trending people in just the United States, Lovato is first.

For the USA food search, unicorn cake topped the charts, while Fortnite snatched both the U.S. video game and GIF categories.

In general news, Google said three weddings figured prominently in the search queries, including the Priyanka Chopra/ Nick Jonas, Deepika Padukone/ Ranveer Kapoor, and Sonam Kapoor/ Anand Ahuja.

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