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Google’s Top Search Trends Of 2014 Revealed

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What’s the last thing you Googled?
 
Whatever it is, it’s been registered forever. Yes, there’s no taking back ‘How to boil an egg', and in its small way it might just have influenced the top search trends of the last 12 months.
 
And now the tech titans have released lists of the most popular trending topics. The biggest topic was Robin Williams’s death in August, with the sad news seemingly sending keyboards ablaze as fans and well-wishers worldwide attempted to find out more information about the beloved actor's passing.
 
Other big stories to make the ‘trending searches’ list included Ebola, Malaysia Airlines, Flappy Bird, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and ISIS; essentially giving us a snapshot at 2014 with a couple of sentences.
 
Unsurprisingly, Disney’s toddler-baiting Frozen topped the movie list, trailed by Interstellar and Divergent (though, interestingly, David Fincher’s suitably more grown-up Gone Girl was the most trending trailer), while Game Of Thrones dominated the TV searches and our old pal J-law came out top of both trending actress and people (not including deaths). 
 
Visit Google’s own special microsite to break down each trending topic for further trend analysis: click on the World Cup, for example, and you can see how James Rodriguez was the tournament’s top trending player, that 2.2 billion searches were documented, and a lovely stat about psychic sea creature Paul The Octopus.
 
But here are the big lists...
 

Trending Searches

1. Robin Williams
2. World Cup
3. Ebola
4. Malaysia Airlines
5. Flappy Bird
6. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
7. ISIS
8. Ferguson
9. Frozen
10. Ukraine

Trending Movies of 2014

1. Frozen
2. Interstellar
3. Divergent
4. Gone Girl
5. Lone Survivor
6. Godzilla
7. 22 Jump Street
8. Big Hero 6
9. Annabelle
10. Maleficent

Trending Movie Trailers

1. Gone Girl 
2. Interstellar 
3. Divergent 
4. Frozen 
5. The Lego Movie 
6. The Avengers 2 
7. Godzilla 
8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 
9. Annabelle 
10. Maleficent 

Top TV Shows

1. Game of Thrones
2. No, You Shut Up!
3. True Detective
4. Orange is the New Black
5. Blood, Sweat & Heels
6. The Following
7. House of Cards
8. Gotham
9. South Park
10. American Horror Story

Trending People

1. Jennifer Lawrence
2. Kim Kardashian
3. Tracy Morgan
4. Ray Rice
5. Tony Stewart
6. Iggy Azalea
7. Donald Sterling
8. Adrian Peterson
9. Renee Zellweger
10. Jared Leto

Trending Actors

1. Jared Leto
2. Matthew McConaughey
3. Macaulay Culkin
4. Chris Pratt
5. Theo James
6. Ansel Elgort
7. Jamie Dornan
8. Alfonso Ribeiro
9. James McAvoy
10. Laurence Fishburne

Trending Actresses

1. Jennifer Lawrence
2. Renee Zellweger
3. Betty White
4. Ellen Page
5. Kim Novak
6. Margot Robbie
7. Jacqueline Bisset
8. Lena Dunham
9. Melanie Griffith
10. Lea Thompson

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