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The Most Searched on Google 2012

By on December 17, 2012

The end of year 2012 is right around the corner. It has been a good year for some and bad for some others but we’ve managed to make through it. Google has released its annual Zeitgeist report to reveal top searches in the 2012. Google bases all this information from 1.2 trillion queries in 146 languages from 55 different countries. They are organized in different categories such searches, images, athletes, events, people, feature films, TV shows, performing artists, consumer electronics, airlines, and Google+ hashtags.

Google has also made a video resuming the whole year of 2012. It is very touching and we can all feel familiar watching it. You can definitely feel right back in 2012 just by watching the video. Below are the most searched things on Google of all different categories.

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Here’s the top list: 

Most Popular Search
Trending Searches

  1. Whitney Houston
  2. Gangnam Style
  3. Hurricane Sandy
  4. iPad 3
  5. Diablo 3
  6. Kate Middleton
  7. Olympics 2012
  8. Amanda Todd
  9. Michael Clarke Duncan
  10. BBB12

Most Popular Image Searched
Trending Images

  1. One Direction
  2. Selena Gomez
  3. iPhone 5
  4. Megan Fox
  5. Rihanna
  6. Justin Bieber
  7. Harry Styles
  8. Minecraft
  9. Nicki Minaj
  10. Katy Perry

Most Popular Athletes Searched
Trending Athletes

  1. Jeremy Lin
  2. Michael Phelps
  3. Peyton Manning
  4. McKayla Maroney
  5. Junior Seau
  6. Sarah Burke
  7. Tom Daley
  8. Lance Armstrong
  9. Mario Balotelli
  10. Ryan Lochte

Most Popular Event Searched
Trending Events

  1. Hurricane Sandy
  2. Kate Middleton Pictures Released
  3. Olympics 2012
  4. SOPA Debate
  5. Costa Concordia crash
  6. Presidential Debate
  7. Stratosphere Jump
  8. Penn State Scandal
  9. Trayvon Martin shooting
  10. Pussy Riots

Most Popular People Searched
Trending People

  1. Whitney Houston
  2. Kate Middleton
  3. Amanda Todd
  4. Michael Clarke Duncan
  5. One Direction
  6. Felix Baumgartner
  7. Jeremy Lin
  8. Morgan Freeman
  9. Joseph Kony
  10. Donna Summer

Most Popular Feature Film Searched
Trending Feature Films

  1. The Hunger Games
  2. Skyfall
  3. Prometheus
  4. The Avengers
  5. Magic Mike
  6. John Carter
  7. Ek Tha Tiger
  8. Paranormal Activity 4
  9. Taken 2
  10. Dark Shadows

Most Popular TV Show Searched

Trending TV Shows

  1. BBB12
  2. Avenida Brasil
  3. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
  4. The Voice
  5. American Idol
  6. Game of Thrones
  7. Homeland
  8. Revenge
  9. Cheias de Charme
  10. Carrossel

Most Popular Performing Artist Searched
Trending Performing Artists

  1. Whitney Houston
  2. Michael Clarke Duncan
  3. One Direction
  4. Donna Summer
  5. Lana Del Rey
  6. Carolina Dieckmann
  7. Dirk Bach
  8. Carly Rae Jepsen
  9. Michel Telo
  10. LMFAO

Most Popular Consumer Electronic Searched
Trending Consumer Electronics

  1. iPad 3
  2. Samsung Galaxy S3
  3. iPad Mini
  4. Nexus 7
  5. Galaxy Note 2
  6. Play Station
  7. iPad 4
  8. Microsoft Surface
  9. Kindle Fire
  10. Nokia Lumia 920

Most Popular Airline Searched
Trending Airlines

  1. Southwest Airlines
  2. United Airlines
  3. American Airlines
  4. Delta Airlines
  5. Air France
  6. Lufthansa
  7. British Airways
  8. JetBlue
  9. Air Canada
  10. US Airways

Most Popular Google+ Hashtag Searched
Trending Google+ Hashtags

  1. #SOPA
  2. #Awesome
  3. #Sandy
  4. #IO12
  5. #Curiosity
  6. #Olympics
  7. #SXSW
  8. #Debate
  9. #BlastFromThePast
  10. #Eastwooding

2012 was a year filled with memorable memories, from major events around the world to big elections that defined the course of countries.

If you want to know more about the popular searches, you can visit Zeitgeist Google.

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