Saturday, December 30, 2017

Year-end Lists 2017: Internet

Besides the presidential Tweets, the big stories regarding the internet were the death of net neutrality, constant hacking, and Facebook's role in Russian influence of US elections. Oh yeah, Mark Zuckerberg was thought to have considered a presidential run, but now that idea seems doomed as well as silly.

2017 Was a Terrible Year for Internet Freedom.

The Most Dangerous People on the Internet in 2017.

Ten genuinely great things the internet gave us in 2017.

These Were The Top 10 Most-Instagrammed Places In 2017.

Here are the best Tweets of 2017.

Top 10 Most Retweeted Tweets of 2017.

23 of the funniest British tweets from 2017.

Twitter’s most memorable meltdowns of 2017.

38 Great Memes That Defined 2017.

Jimmy Kimmel's Viral Clip of the Year 2017

The Top 50 Searches at Wikipedia in 2017.

The 25 Most Popular Gifs of 2017, from GIPHY.

11 of 2017's funniest Tinder interactions.

35 Times Privacy Was A Lie In 2017.

100+ Must-Listen-To Podcasts Of 2017.

Jukin's Top 100 Viral Videos of 2017.

Google's Year in Search 2017

One valid way to look back at the year gone by is to see what people wanted to know more about. Search engines are not only the easiest way to get more information, but those searches are also documented. Every year, Google releases their statistics on what people searched for the most. which gives us an overview of the world's curiosity. The most asked question was "how," meaning that people were planning to do something, whatever that thing was. The top search terms of the year in the United States were:

1 Hurricane Irma
2 Matt Lauer
3 Tom Petty
4 Super Bowl
5 Las Vegas shooting
6 Mayweather vs McGregor fight
7 Solar eclipse
8 Hurricane Harvey
9 Aaron Hernandez
10 Fidget Spinner

The global results are quite different, and you can also find lists of top search terms broken down by category as well as location at Google Trends.

See all the year-end lists here.

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