February 3, 2014
Top Google Searches In 2013
A few weeks ago I stumbled across a series of pages on Google: the top searched terms and events in 2013 for all sorts of categories. It became apparent that I am not as far out of the loop as I thought I would have been in some categories, but without a clue in others.
So, what were some of the top searches on the Internet last year? Here is a sampling to help you determine if you are a closet 'hipster."
People: Here I did OK. I recognized eight of the top ten names. I do not know why I should know Mindy McCready or Amanda Bynes.
Events: Nine out of 10 rang a bell. I gather Mayweather vs. Canelo involves two fighters but watching two men smash each other with gloves doesn't do it for me.
Most Searched People: Who is Drake? What did Selena Gomez or Katy Perry do to deserve my attention?
Athletes: I recognize only three of the top 10 names.
Celeb Pregnancies: Once past Kate Middleton, I have no idea.
Celeb Breakups: 1 out of ten registers, and a giant yawn for the rest.
Dance Moves: I have heard of one of them: Gangnam Style, but I thought that was a big deal in 2012.
Reality TV Stars: Zero out of 10, a total air ball for me.
Songs: Another zip for 10.
Video games: Another in the Grand Theft Auto series rings a bell. The other nine? No idea.
TV Series Finales: I have seen a few episodes of Breaking Bad and heard of Dexter but the rest mean nothing (since I don't watch current TV).
I am not bothered that I did poorly in several of the categories that were most important to so many people. Frankly, if I knew the top 10 dances or celebrity breakups of 2013 I'd have a reassess how I am spending my time.
So, how do you think you'd do? Test yourself by clicking here for the full report.