Published time: December 18, 2013 17:31
Edited time: December 18, 2013 20:49
Search engine analytics offer the unmatched ability of gauging exactly what the world wants to know about during a particular point or span of time. But depending on how you view humanity, Google’s tally of the year’s top trends might appall you.
The Silicon Valley giant published a report this week that compiles the top trends of 2013 according to the searches queried by Google’s daily user base of around one billion customers around the world. And while an informal, not-so-scientific straw poll of RT staffers conducted on Wednesday in our DC office suggested this year’s top 10 would be rounded off by the likes of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, Catholic Church leader Pope Francis or — for whatever reason — twerking, the truth of the matter is that neither the man who exposed an international surveillance scandal nor the most talked-about dance craze of maybe the decade made the final cut when the world at large is taken into consideration.