Google processes trillions of search requests each year, and just revealed through its platform, “Think with Google” which terms dominated its search engine in 2016:
- Pokémon Go
The videogame took over the world this summer, winning fans who navigated through city streets, parks, and even national cemeteries to catch Pokemons. The free app quickly became the most popular mobile game in history.
- iPhone 7
The long-awaited version of Apple’s smartphone hit the markets in September with a waterproof device to match its competition, Samsung, and brought a surprise, eliminating the earphones input.
- Donald Trump
Trump was the republican candidate in this year’s US presidential election where he defeated the democrat Hilary Clinton in a controversial and heated election. He will take office on January 20, becoming the 45th president of the United States of América.
Prince died in April at the age of 57. His career was an inspiration for many, including renowned musicians such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, and more. The cause of his death remained a mystery until several weeks after his passing, creating presumption among his fans and the entertainment business.
- US Election
On November 8th, the American people chose Donald Trump as the successor of Barack Obama, on one of the most televised and followed campaign and election in political history.
- David Bowie
In January, legendary musician David Bowie died of cancer at age 69. The beloved British rock star was known for his peculiar style, and left behind a new album, “Blackstar,” which was released only a few days after his death.
The highly-anticipated action movie starring Ryan Reynolds as an unusual superhero arrived at cinemas at the beginning of the year and received positive reviews and expectation for the sequel to be released in theaters in 2018.
- Rio Olympics
The multi-sport event was filled with controversy with concerns that Rio wasn’t ready to host the 2016 Olympics, pool water turning bright green and one faked robbery, which certainly made them even more interesting.
The fresh take on the old cell phone game “Snake,” topped App Store charts this year. The addictive game won over fans by being simple, easy to play, and entertaining.
- Suicide Squad
The supervillain movie with a start filled cast including Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie, reached a new box office record, collecting 700 million dollars.
As you can see, the US elections, technology and entertainment dominated the interest of the world’s population in 2016, let’s see what events does 2017 has in store for us.