Google Zeitgeist: Top Searches of 2014

Each year, Google releases the Zeitgeist, which is a review of the most popular and top searches performed during the trillions of searches done each year. Here is the 2014 year in search video that encompasses the global look top searches done each year. The video shows the categories or subjects of hope, fear, science, and fiction. Things we love, which is some of the top entertainment searched for, those icons that were lost in 2014, and greatness, which shows highlights from the world cup, the Olympics, and more. Since Google is based in the U.S., the search video is based on an American perspective. However, Google does separate the top searches by country and Australia’s top searches are not far off. Here are the top searches done in Australia in 2014:

Australia’s Top Searches:

  1. World Cup
  2. Malaysia Airlines
  3. Robin Williams
  4. Charlotte Dawson
  5. Phil Hughes



  1. Schapelle Corby
  2. Todd Carney
  3. Iggy Azalea
  4. Margot Robbie
  5. Rolf Harris


Digital / Internet Lingo

  1. Tinder
  2. Neknominate
  3. Goat Simulator
  4. Ello
  5. Bitcoin


Global People

  1. Jennifer Lawrence
  2. Michael Schumacher
  3. Oscar Pistorius
  4. Jules Bianchi
  5. Jaren Leto


How to. . . .

  1. Draw
  2. Kiss
  3. Crochet
  4. Meditate
  5. Knit


News Items of 2014

  1. MH370 News
  2. Peaches Geldof Dead
  3. Cyclone Ita
  4. Michael Schumacher News
  5. Scottish Independence



  1. Pancake Recipe
  2. Chicken Recipe
  3. Thermomix Recipes
  4. Slow Cooker Recipes
  5. Chocolate Cake Recipe


What is. . . ?

  1. Ebola
  2. ALS
  3. Love
  4. Gluten
  5. Tiner


Where is. . . ?

  1. Sochi
  2. MH370
  3. Perth
  4. Glasgow
  5. Gallipoli


Who is. . . ?

  1. Jesus
  2. ISIS
  3. Banksy
  4. Redfoo
  5. Ultron


The Guardian website had posted a very different video from Google on the year in review. It might be a little confusing when you watch this video, but in the end you will see the important message it sends.



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