It’s been said that if it isn’t on Google, it doesn’t exist.
Google is the world’s most used search engine and has become synonymous with the word search as each day it handles over 3.5 billion searches. Don’t know the answer? Google it. We use the term Googling to describe the search for information. Once upon a time you had to get in a car and drive to a library if you needed to look up information or wanted a free book to read.
The internet was designed to give us entry into a vast world of information. And, search engines like Google, serve as a portal to this vast world of information, all assessable at the click of a button.
Each year Google ranks the most common search trends of the year. The annual Zeitgeist Report reveals what captured the world’s attention in the past year—our passions, interests and defining moments as seen through search – zeitgeist is German for “spirit of the times”. Google Canada’s 13th annual Year End Zeitgeist list reveals the year’s top trending searches for Canadians, offering a “uniquely Canadian perspective on the year’s major events and hottest trends.” Google also released a year in review video. Through this video, Google takes us on a journey through the previous year based on the top trending searches. In this video they summarize the top trending searches into various categories.
Join us on Sunday, September 7 as we begin a four part series- In 2013, the World Searched for . . .