None of these searches should be too surprising.
Year in Search
As 2020 comes to a close, Google has released its annual ” Year in Search ” data. Basically, it shows everything we were googling throughout 2020 (organized into multiple categories). Below are some of the top trending searches for the year in the US, and they all are certainly things we had on our minds:
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The 33-year-old actor drowned on July 8 in Lake Piru in Ventura County, California. Rivera managed to save her 4-year-old son — by pushing him back onto their rented boat — but did not have enough energy to save herself.
Who is winning the election
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Goes without saying: Because of COVID-19, this year’s presidential election was like no other. Because of the pandemic, millions of people opted to vote by mail, making it harder to get a clear outcome on election night and definitely making all of us google this search to get the latest update.
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Arguably the hottest gift of this holiday season! It has also been basically sold out since it went on sale on Nov. 12.
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It would be fair to say that a lot of us were probably not super familiar with Zoom prior to this year, but oh boy, we’re pros with it now! The app has become an important part of our life during this quarantine, helping us do everything from work and go to school, to celebrate birthdays and have happy hours with our friends.
A slight cough, an itch in the throat, or maybe a slight sniffle had us all googling to see what the symptoms for COVID-19 are (even if we already knew them).
We probably all googled that trying to figure out the latest numbers, restrictions that might be in place, or simply to find out what stage the vaccine was in.
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The basketball legend died alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people in a helicopter crash near Calabasas California on Jan. 26.
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Much like “Who is winning the election,” “election results” were probably something all us of googled once or twice after Election Day.
Without a doubt, “coronavirus” was the one term we all probably googled multiple times throughout the year. Like A LOT (clearly).
Okay, now the real question: Did you google these people and terms in 2020? And were there any surprises?
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