Whitney Houston, PSY and Sandy: Top Trending Topics of 2012

It’s time when we say goodbye to old 2012. 2013 is knocking at our door. We have to welcome the upcoming year with new hope and expectation. As for the passing year, we got lots of memory of fun, excitement and tragic in it. In 2012, world’s web searchers attention wavered between important and silly happenings. Huge number of searchers pursuit on latest iPod, iPhone, royal princess or even a record breaking skydiver. In this article we will look on the top three trending topic of this year.

Different search engines have published their search statistics of 2012. World’s most used search engine Google’s year end “zeitgeist” report has been published already and according to the data this year Whitney Houston was at the top of the web search. Every day billions of users meet their quest through Google search and we can have an in-depth look at the spirit of the times as seen through the billions of searches on Google over the past year.

Whitney Houston had accidental drowning in early this year. She was to perform at a pre-Grammy Awards party in February. But she never could make it. Just before the performance she died an accidental death in a bathtub. People all across the world searched for the news about this accidental death. According to Google, it’s the trending topic of this time.

The second spot was accomplished by a music video. Korean rapper PSY made a testament to his self-deprecating giddy-up dance move. It already has approached billions of views on YouTube and everyday more and more users are searching for it.

United States presidential campaign and parts of the East Coast was knocked out by super-storm sandy. It flooded parts of the East Coast and knocked out power. The heavy damage and destroy done by this storm was the third trending topic of this year.