The search giant released its 13th annual Google Zeitgeist lists, which highlights what people were searching for throughout the year.
Here are Google’s top 10 global trending searches of 2013:
- Nelson Mandela
- Paul Walker
- iPhone 5s
- Cory Monteith
- Harlem Shake
- Boston Marathon
- Royal Baby
- Samsung Galaxy S4
- PlayStation 4
- North Korea
As you can see, there were three — possibly four if you count Harlem Shake — tech-related items that made the top 10 list: iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and the newly-released PS4.
Google compiled more than a thousand other top 10 lists from 72 different countries, and they include everything from most-searched people (Miley Cyrus) to most-searched events (Boston Marathon) to most-searched beer (Blue Moon). Thanks to Google Trends, you can explore each search item and see exactly when and how often people were searching for a given term.
Here are the top-10 most-searched tech gadgets:
As far as Seattle, here were the top-10 most-searched items in 2013:
Google also built a snazzy “Explore Trends Globe,” that lets you see the top-five terms people in cities around the world were searching for at any given time during 2013.