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Zeitgeist 2012

Google has released its annual ‘Zeitgeist’ of the most-searched queries among Irish users, with ‘Euro 2012’ and ‘Katie Taylor’ topping the list respectively.

In a summer dominated by sport it comes as no surprise that the two terms were the top two searches. Ms Taylor was also the most searched person in Ireland, and most searched Olympian.
RTÉ’s crime series Love/Hate made it into the top-ten TV show searches, which was led by Chris O’Dowd’s Moone Boy.

Whitney Houston, who died on the eve of the Grammy Awards at the age of 48, was on numerous top-ten lists including most searched term, news story and person.
The Household Charge controversy, murders of Jill Meagher and April Jones, and soccer player Fabrice Muamba collapse while playing for Bolton Wanderers also were in the top-ten news story searches of 2012.

Benidorm was the top trending travel destination, while Taoiseach Enda Kenny was the most searched politician of 2012.

Top Trending Searches
Euro 2012
Katie Taylor
Kate Middleton
Netflix
April Jones
Whitney Houston
Olympics 2012
Household charge
AIB Internet
Jill Meagher

Top Trending People
Katie Taylor
Kate Middleton
April Jones
Whitney Houston
Jill Meagher
Rosanna Davison
Morgan Freeman
Michael Clarke Duncan
Demba ba
Amanda Todd

Top Trending TV Shows
Moone Boy
Craig Doyle Show
Homeland
Love/Hate
The Voice
Downton Abbey
Mrs Browns Boys
Home and Away
Fair City
Ear to the Ground

Top Trending Athletes
Ryan Lochte
Bradley Wiggins
David Rudisha
Mark McHugh
Mo Farah
Michael Phelps
Jessica Ennis
Usain Bolt
Simon Zebo
Oscar Pistorius

Top Trending Sports Teams
Ryder Cup team
Ulster rugby
Galway hurling
Mayo football
Kilkenny hurling
Donegal football
Chelsea FC
Leinster rugby
Connacht rugby
Manchester united

Most Searched in 2012 Irish Olympians
Katie Taylor
John Joe Nevin
Paddy Barnes
Annalise Murphy
Jason Smyth
Michael Conlan
Kieran Behan
Melanie Nocher
Camilla Speirs
Olive Loughnane

Top Trending How to….
Draw
Kiss
Crochet
Make
Knit
Study
Hack
Meditate
Flirt
Announce

Top Trending What is….?
Love
icloud
Scientology
Instagram
Autism
Soap
Yolo
Tracking
Paypal
Tumblr

Top Trending Travel Destinations
Benidorm
Paris
Berlin
Nice
London
Algarve
Barcelona
Amsterdam
Malaga
Brussels

Most Searched Politicians in 2012
Enda Kenny
Phil Hogan
James Reilly
Micheál Martin
Leo Varadkar
Joan Burton
Alan Shatter
Ruairi Quinn
Sean Sherlock
Eamonn Gilmore

Top Trending News Searches
Euro 2012
Katie Taylor
Whitney Houston
Household charge
April Jones
Jill Meagher
Hurricane Sandy
Rosanna Davison
Ryder Cup 2012
Muamba

Top Trending Celebrities
Craig Doyle
Michael Fassbender
Liam Neeson
Ciaran Hinds
Daniel Day Lewis
Pierce Brosnan
Cillian Murphy
Colm Meaney
Anne Doyle
Colin Farrell

Top Trending Music Bands
Kodaline
Little Mix
One Direction
The Blizzards
Delorentos
The Killers
Muse
Coldplay
Damien Dempsey
The Wanted

Top Trending Irish Models
Rosanna Davison
Aoife Cogan
Rozanna Purcell
Holly Carpenter
Vivienne Connolly
Georgia Salpa
Nadia Forde
Ruth Griffin
Faye Dinsmore
Hannah May Devane

Posted by Piya on 11/12/2012

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