Monday, 02 January 2017 00:56

Year-Ended: Top Internet Searches Of 2016


The year 2016, was a rollercoaster ride of uncertainty and surprises, with events of Brexit, and Donald Trump rise to become the President of USA, ruling the world s politics, and Samsung explosion drama sending shockwaves to the tech industry, 2016 was the year of the unthinkable.

Now, what the public were searching for on the internet could come as a surprise too, here is a list of Googles to searches in 2016:

Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go, the free-to-play game become the buzzword this years, after the game that sends players hiking around cities looking for Pokemon, grabbed millions of fans and players, and it came as no surprise that it topped the list of Google searches in 2016.

IPhone 7

The biggest hit in the tech world, the iPhone 7 unveiled in September and touted as the most powerful iPhone yet, was the second-most searched term globally on Google.

Donald Trump

Unsurprising on the list, is the entry of Donald Trump, the American President-elect was always in news and more so on search thanks to his unfiltered rhetoric, had people across the globe Googling the now president of the United States.


Arguably the biggest loss to world music was the shocking death of Princes in April that sent droves of people to Google. Regarded as one of the most inventive musicians of his era, Prince popularity at par with that of Michael Jackson. He broke through the music scene in the late 1970s with Wanna Be Your Lover and soared with albums 1999 and Purple Rain.


This may probably come as a surprise but the largest Powerball jackpot in the lotterys history was among the top global Google searches and was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. The $1.6 billion jackpot on Jan. 13, 2016 was split three ways.

Author : Ali Ahmed

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