Nelson Mandela Top Spot on Google Zeitgeist 2013


As 2013 comes to a close, there’s no shortage of top 10 lists summarizing the top people, places, faces, videos and [insert trend or topic here] of this past year.

From Facebook’s 2013 Year in Review covering top life events, check-ins around the world and most talked about topics to Instagram’s Top Moments of 2013 or Most-Instagrammed Locations of 2013 to YouTube’s Top Trending and Music Videos for 2013, we can’t get enough of the year’s top everything!

Our new favorite Norwegians Ylvis made an impressive #1 debut on YouTube’s Rewind list with more than 275 million YouTube views with “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?).” Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! to you too.

Photo Credit: Google Zeitgeist

Photo Credit: Google Zeitgeist

Despite our fascination with animals, dancing and twerking when it comes to videos, Google’s Year-End Zeitgest—which reveals global search trends—reflected that we’re typically more serious when it comes to search.

Here’s the list of Google’s Top 10 Global Trending Searches of 2013.

  1. Nelson Mandela
  2. Paul Walker
  3. iPhone 5s
  4. Cory Monteith
  5. Harlem Shake
  6. Boston Marathon
  7. Royal Baby
  8. Samsung Galaxy s4
  9. PlayStation 4
  10. North Korea

As you reflect on the past year, what were your biggest moments of 2013?

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