Who Is She?
What Do South Africans Search For on Google?
- Oscar Pistorius Trial
- Ebola outbreak
- South Africa National General Elections
- MH370 plane disappearance
- AMCU Strike
- How to rock
- How to bath
- How to whatsapp
- How to smoke
- How to longboard
- Julius Malema
- Jacob Zuma
- Musi Maimane
- Lindiwe Mazibuko
- Kgalema Motlanthe
What does the rest of the world like?
+ Over 200 million searches have been made for ‘mh370’ as we tried to make sense of what happened. Read the story
+ In 2014, the world searched for ‘guy selfie tips’ and ‘men selfie tips,’ but almost never for ‘girl selfie tips.’ Read the story
+ In October, searches for ‘ebola’ were 76x higher than in March when reports first appeared. This created the fifth-highest spike of 2014. Read the story
+ After it successfully reached Comet 67P and landed the Philae module, search interest for the Rosetta probe rocketed 29x higher as it reached its destination. Read the story
+ Pop culture character Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington) from Game of Thrones was the second highest spiking character across all TV shows in 2014
+ Sherlock was the most searched TV show from the UK in 2014
+ Jimmy Fallon was consistently searched more than his rivals, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel.
+ The second highest searched question was “where is Downton?” (about the award-winning period drama, filmed on location in Berkshire, England)
+ The Chihuahua, the world’s smallest breed, was biggest in dog searches
+ Questions about Maya Angelou:
- When did Maya Angelou die?
- When was Maya Angelou born?
- Where is Maya Angelou’s grave?
- What is Maya Angelou’s attitude to new direction?
- What did Maya Angelou do to help the world?