Bitcoin mania: Google's top searches in 2017 dominated by digital currency craze

Bitcoin mania: Google's top searches in 2017 dominated by digital currency craze

Google's top searches give a glimpse of what the people are really thinking about in the year.

Bollywood and cricket were the two most searched themes this year.

However, popular mobile phones, including Samsung Galaxy Note 8, HTC U11, Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ1, and LG G6 failed to make it to 2017's top searched words (consumer technology category).

Aside from Bitcoin, Google's search trends tell a tale of political tumult and royal romance. Stay tuned as we post more 2017 recaps. Whether it's natural disasters, celebrity deaths, sports events, consumer tech, people, or other things, people searched a lot and the trends speak for themselves. iPhone X marks Apple's 10th anniversary of iPhone.

Apple's iPhone X as seen in its official site
Apple's iPhone X as seen in its official siteApple

The search engine released its figures from the year, which showed Hurricane Irma was the most searched category and Lauer came close in second place, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Chicken breast recipes were the most searched recipes in the world, beating out ground beef recipes, and more people asked Google how to make slime than how to make solar eclipse glasses.

The most searched movies were "It", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Wonder Woman".

Also among the top searches were singer Tom Petty, the Super Bowl, and the Las Vegas shooting.

There's no mincing words: 2017 was one hell of a year. These queries range from how to help those affected by natural disasters, local communities, and more.




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