Google: The Year in Search 2018

14 December, 2018, 07:33 | Author: Heather Diaz
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The top 10 most-searched people in 2018 includes Khloe Kardashian, Eminem, Cardi B, and Rick Ross.

Topping the list, . one of the biggest worldwide sporting events of the year, . the 2018 Russia World Cup.

Cape Town - It's been a long 12 months, and before we kick 2018 to the curb, we're looking back at all the trends and topics that you, dear Africans, have been searching for.

Lovato also landed the No. 9 spot in the top 10 overall searches.

Others who trended in Kenya were Citizen TV's Jackie Maribe who together with her boyfriend Joseph Irungu were both arrested in connection to the killing of 28-year-old Nairobi businesswoman Monica Nyawira Kimani.

More specifically, on the list of most trending "Musicians and Bands", Lovato is No. 1 on both the U.S. and global chart.

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2018 may not have been the best of years, to put it mildly - but Google's "Year in Search" video is here to bring you a little bit of hope and put a smile on your face. Hurricane Florence is the second most searched for news globally. Indian dancer Sapna Choudhary making it to the top three.

Meanwhile, the "near me" list shows just how much they have come to rely on online sources to find jobs. News topics such as Section 377, Bitcoin, the Union Budget, and Nipah virus. The Lunar Eclipse was the third most searched event, followed by the 78-day lecturers' strike. "Queries such as "What is the kiki challenge" and 'How to solve a Rubik's cube" were among the variety of top questions.

As for the global Year in Search 2018 list, the top search queries were World Cup, Avicii, Mac Miller, Stan Lee, and Black Panther.

A handout picture taken on September 15, 2017 and provided by Adidas shows the official match ball for the 2018 World Cup football tournament, named "Telstar 18", on the field of the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. In terms of movies, the top searched for titles were Black Panther, Deadpool 2, Venom, Avengers: Infinity War, and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Trending personalities: [Jacob] Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa, Sbahle Mpisane, Kevin Anderson Malusi Gigaba, Ashwin Willemse, Patrice Motsepe, Cheryl Zondi, Shamila Batohi, Mlindo the Vocalist.

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