Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Above is Google’s Zeitgeist video for 2013. I think it’s as good as last year’s. This video is based on what people searched for in 2013, which makes it interesting, I think, because it reflects what caught people’s interest, imagination and curiosity. It makes it more human than many other annual reviews.
However, the rankings of searches in various countries isn’t aligned very well, so it’s extremely difficult to make meaningful comparisons of the searches of different countries. So, I won’t even attempt it. Instead, I’d suggest checking out this year’s Zeitgeist for yourself, which is available from Google http://www.google.com/trends/topcharts?zg=full (and you can skip seeing the video again).