About a week or two, Google releases its annual Google Zeitgeist where it features the top searches to its main service which is the Search.
Google Zeitgeist is a year-end wraps up of Google of all the top searches for various categories during the 2013. Among the categories we’ll be featuring in this post is the searches for People here in the Philippines for this year.
Here in Philippines, under the Local Celebrities category of the Google Zeitgeist here are the top ten:
10. Megan Young. No doubt searches for Megan Young went up as the Miss World 2013 started and until she was crowned. It is the first time that Philippines to have the title.
9. Chito Miranda. For one obvious reason why Chito Miranda made it this year is the video scandal of him and girlfriend Neri Naig who is also here on the list.
8. Pope Francis. The unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013 calls for a conclave or election of new pope in the Vatican and making Pope Francis as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. Born as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, he chooses Pope Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi who was the first Jesuit Pop and from the America.
7. Kevin Ware. Philippines, generally basketball-loving country must be one of the reason why Kevin Ware made it here at top seven. Kevin Ware, an NCAA basketball player for Louisville Cardinals. Interest came when he broke his right leg in an Elite Eight game against the Duke Blue Devils on March 31, 2013. Even NBA players shared their sympathies to the said incident, which probably gain much social media reactions.
6. Arielle Arida. Arielle or Ara Arida crowned Miss Universe-Philippines 2013 and 3rd runner-up in Miss Universe 2013 held at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia on November 9, 2013. was a 3rd Runner-Up. Note. Philippines placed in the Top 5 for the 4th consecutive year.
4. Cory Monteith. Gleeks mourn this year as one of its stars died this year. Cory Monteith was found dead in Vancouver hotel room and was only discovered when he failed to check-out from the hotel.
3. EB Babe Yosh. Yosh Rivera or most known as EB Babe Yosh is Wally’s partner in the video scandal that went viral this year.
2. Neri Naig. Neri Naig is Chito Miranda’s girlfriend. The couple’s first video scandal went viral August of this year after it was allegedly released by the person who stole Chito’s external hard drive. The second video follows the next month which was said to be more graphic and clearer than the first video.
1. Paul Walker. Fans and not fans of the the The Fast and The Furious franchise were saddened by the death of Paul Walker from a car accident. According to reports, Walker came from Santa Clarita for a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort.
So there it goes top 10 searches people for this year’s Google Zeitgeist. As you may noticed, among the top 10, 4 people came from a video scandal story, two from beauty contest, two celebrity death, one from basketball and one from religion.
You may want to hit the comment below and share us your thoughts about what Filipino searches and interests this year.