Google has released its annual overview of the most-searched-for terms in 2021, shedding light on societal trends and meaningful shifts.
Recently, Google released its annual “Year in Search” review, recapping significant events from 2021. The overview highlights some of the trends that caused the most profound impacts in society and instigated people to search for specific words during the year.
“Year in Search 2021” pictures a year of societal healing – not only from COVID-19 and the effects of the lockdown it spurred worldwide on mental health, but also collective healing from the slumber that caused mass neglect to the planet ecosystems and other social issues such as racism.
As the caption in “Year in Search 2021” writes, “whether they’re taking care of mental health, honoring a loved one, or reuniting with family, people are finding ways to come back stronger than before.”
Some of the results may be unexpected, so here is a list of some of the things that connected humanity and were searched for the most on Google’s search engine in 2021.
- Top searches overall: Australia vs. India
- Songs: drivers license, Olivia Rodrigo
- News: Afghanistan
- Actors: Alec Baldwin
- Athletes: Christian Eriksen
- Foods: Birria Tacos
- Games: PopCat
- Movies: Eternals
- Passings: DMX
- People: Alec Baldwin
- TV Shows: Squid Game
- Sports Teams: Real Madrid CF
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