As 2017 comes to a close, Google is sharing some of the trends from the past year. The top three topics this year included Hurricane Irma, iPhone 8, and iPhone X. To Google’s dismay, the Pixel 2 didn’t even crack the top 10 in tech trends (Galaxy S8 was #4). A big trend this year was searching involving “how.”
People asked “how do wildfires start” and “how to make solar eclipse glasses” and “how to buy bitcoin.” From silly things like “how to make slime” to serious issues such as “how to help Puerto Rico.” It’s really no surprise that people ask “how” to Google a lot. Whenever someone has a question or a problem, people say “Google it.”
Some of the other popular searches this year included Wonder Woman, Nintendo Switch, Stranger Things, solar eclipse, Wimbledon (higher than Super Bowl), Tom Petty, and so much more. You can see all the charts here.