Each year, Google analyzes the data from over one trillion searches completed across the globe using its search engine. This zeitgeist breaks down the data into several categories and provides the top 10 trending queries for each category. Lists are provided for the entire world, as well as broken down by country so that comparisons can be made as to what search queries were popular in one country compared to another, as well as compared to the rest of the world.
Archive for February, 2013
There are very few days of the year that are as divisive as Valentine’s Day, with most people falling in one of two camps. There are those that look forward to it, and celebrate it fully. They embrace the idea of celebrating love and believe in Cupid and all that he has to offer. On the other side of the fence are those that think that Valentine’s Day is a manufactured holiday by the greeting card, chocolate, and flower companies. They feel that it is a way to generate extra money, and not only a personal affront to those who are currently not in a relationship, but that it is mean and cold-hearted for those that are single.
Valentine’s Day can be particularly difficult for those struggling to get over a lost love. While recent break-ups can be that much more painful on Valentine’s Day, it can also make people think about all the relationships they had in their life. In some cases, the most painful to remember are those where it feels like the one kindred spirit, the love of your life has gone. Instead of focusing on the pain and negativity of losing this person, Valentine’s Day can be the perfect nudge to finding and possibly rekindling that romance.