What We Searched for in 2014
Google is marking a year of internet searching with “Google – Year in Search 2014”, a 90 second video on the Google YouTube channel. “In 2014 we searched trillions of times. What do these searches say about us?” Footage includes . Viewers are encouraged to explore the Year in Search at google.com/2014, follow the conversation on #YearInSearch, and watch the past year in search videos. Three American entertainers who died in 2014 are singled out: Joan Rivers, Maya Angelou and Robin Williams.
“This year people searched for everything under the sun and beyond, from distant comets to tiny burritos. And they asked Google important questions like, “where do we come from?” and “should I get married?” That’s why today we’re launching our annual #YearinSearch , a look back at the searches, questions and moments that defined 2014.
The 2014 Google site includes insights into German hopes for a world record at FIFA World Cup in Brazil, focus on US snowboarder Shaun White at the Sochi Olympics, concern about the Ebola epidemic, the search for Flight MH370, conflicts in Ukraine, Nigeria, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Iraq, the Pistorius trial, the sinking of MV Sewol, the Scotland independence referendum, the shooting of Michael Brown, Dallas Buyers Club actors, and Eurovision Song Contest 2014 winner Conchita West.
What We Searched for in 2014 includes two people hugging captured by Dida Mulder, “Boy with 3D Printed hand” by E-NABLE/RIT University News/RIT MAGIC Centre, Ebola doctors and patients from Plan International, Perth passenger train footage from Public Transport Authority of Western Australia, Malala Yousafzai collecting the Nobel Peace Prize is from Nobel Media AB.
Music is “Divinity”, by Porter Robinson.