With more than a month still to go in 2014, Ask.com has already released its top searches for the year.
Based on its 100 million monthly U.S. users, Ask.com says “What are the symptoms of Ebola?” was the number one question for news related searches on the site in 2014.
Ask.com listed its top trending news, celebrity and politically-themed search terms, as well as predicted what will make the headlines in 2015.
While the Ebola outbreak pushed the virus to the top of the list for news searches, other top news-related search terms included the Malaysia Airlines, World Cup and Pakistani women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai.
For top celebrity searches, Robin Williams and Jennifer Lawrence took the No. 1 and No. 2 spots respectively, showing our need to mourn the loss of Williams topped our voyeuristic urges to see nude photos of Lawrence.
Oddly enough in such a heated election year, international search terms dominated Ask.com’s top political searches.
Israel, the Ukraine, India, Scotland and Hong Kong took the top five spots on Ask.com’s top ten list of politically-themed search terms. Thailand and Kim Jong-un made the list as well.
The Q&A styled search engine also analyzed user search behaviors to predict next year’s headlines, claiming the Kardashians will be cancelled, while Colbert will be crowned.
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