Google Shares "Year In Search 2017"

Matt Lauer who was fired from NBC's
Matt Lauer who was fired from NBC's"Today show after allegations of sexual harassment was one of Google's top search queries of the year. Getty Images
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16 December, 2017

The next top trending terms among Boston users were: Hurricane Irma, Aaron Hernandez, and Tom Petty.

The above video highlights numerous top searches over the past year, including North Korea, several natural disasters, the total solar eclipse, the Las Vegas Shooting, and the "Me Too" movement.

You don't have to search far for that: it is Bollywood and cricket, says Google's 2017 Year in Search report for India. The October shooting in Las Vegas that ended in 59 deaths was the No. 5 search. Matt Lauer is the former co-host of NBC's "Today" show, who was sacked last month amid allegations of sexual harassment. A number of other subjects of sexual misconduct allegations also made the Top 10 people list, including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Bill O'Reilly. "What is Bitcoin" was also fourth on the list of most searched for "What is" questions. Markle recently announced her engagement to Prince Harry.

Google is the world's largest search engine and one of the most iconic sites on the internet.

WaPo reporter apologizes after misrepresenting Pensacola crowd size
So later on Saturday, Trump sent a tweet accusing Weigel and the Post of willingly using a "phony photo" and spreading fake news. I recommend @washingtonpost has it's WH press passes suspended for a month every time they print a blatantly fake news story.

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He added that the United States "has the experience and expertise to help ensure that this process leads to a successful outcome". More recently, American pulled out of the Paris-based culture and education body, Unesco , accusing it of "anti-Israel bias".

And surprisingly, the making of slime was the most searched for How to. question.

Instead, our favourite movie search of the year was Christopher Nolan's Second World War epic Dunkirk, followed by the clown-based horror movie It. Beauty & the Beast finished off the top three.

Apple had the strongest showing in Consumer Tech, with the iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and Apple Watch 3 scoring spots one, two, six and nine.


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