In Malaysia, twin air tragedies MH370 and MH17 topped this year’s Google search list, while the late DAP veteran lawmaker Karpal Singh was the most searched personality.
In Google’s Trending Searches of 2014, the popular search engine noted the “sombre note” in Malaysia with the two Malaysia Airline (MAS) flights taking the first and third spot on the list.
The two disasters also made it to Google’s Trending Mobile Searches of 2014, with MH370 and MH17 taking second and third spots after the World Cup 2014 in searches using mobile devices.
Earlier today, Twitter revealed that MH370 and MH17 were among the most widely-discussed Moments globally on the micro-blogging site this year.
The double disasters were previously also listed as among the most discussed topics on the Facebook social network, coming in at seventh in a list that was topped by the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
On the most searched topics of 2014, new local car Perodua Axia which debuted at the selling price of RM24, 600, online public school management system SPS, the federal government’s cash handout BR1M, the launch of Google Street View imagery for the search engine’s maps, new airline Malindo Air and local hit drama series RinduAwak 200 per cent took up the remaining six spots.
There’s also a section for trending Mobile Searches of the year where we see similar items as the Trending Keywords like World Cup 2014, MH370 and MH17, but it also has other keywords too like “iPhone 6”, “Dorothy Hodgkin”, “Olympics Charter”, “Yasmin Ahmad” and “HoniboShusaku”.
Other notable trending and top searches in Malaysia includes:
Finally, as for things in a whole, the Top 10 Global Trending Search for 2014 includes Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola, Malaysia Airlines, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Flappy Bird, ConchitaWurst, ISIS, Frozen and Sochi Olympics.
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