OPINION

Google Year in Search results released

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

On Tuesday, Dec 16, Google released its 14th annual Year in Search–an in-depth look at the stories, people, and topics that captured the world’s attention this year. The 2014 Year in Search Website (https://www.google.com/trends/2014/) provides hundreds of top-10 lists from 72 countries.

Google also looked at the most popular local terms searched in various cities and states. Below please find the Top Trending Searches and News/Events for the Iowa/Des Moines area and the Top Trending Questions that its residents needed to know.

Top-10 Trending Searches in Iowa/Des Moines in 2014

1.World Cup

2. Robin Williams

3. Philip Seymour Hoffman

4. Ebola

5. Flappy Bird

6. Olympics

7. Black Friday 2014

8. James Avery

9. Joan Rivers

10. 2048

Top-10 How To… Questions for Iowa/Des Moines in 2014

1. How to Draw

2. How to Meditate

3. How to Hack

4. How to Crochet

5. How to Twerk

6. How to Kiss

7. How to Fly

8. How to Knit

9. How to Whistle

10. How to Fast

Top-10 What is… Questions for Iowa/Des Moines in 2014

1. What is Ebola

2. What is ALS

3. What is Bitcoin

4. What is Gluten

5. What is VEISHEA

6. What is ISIS

7. What is Obamacare

8. What is KIK

9. What is hyponatremia

10. What is NATO

Top-10 Trending News and Events for Iowa/Des Moines in 2014

1. World Cup

2. Ebola

3. Olympics

4. Black Friday 2014

5. NFL Draft

6. March Madness 2014

7. Malaysia Airlines 370

8. Drake Relays 2014

9. ALS

10. Ukraine

Top-10 Trending People for Iowa/Des Moines in 2014

1. Robin Williams

2. Philip Seymour Hoffman

3. James Avery

4. Joan Rivers

5. Sonya Heitshusen

6. Jennifer Lawrence

7. Lorde

8. Harold Ramis

9. Tracy Morgan

10. Adrian Peterson