I was immediately disappointed when I clicked on this “Top 10 Searches of 2014” link because it threw a slideshow in my face. I can’t stand slideshows. I’m a scroller, not a clicker. Either way I was intrigued enough to carry on and these are the results.
Top 10 Searches of 2014
10. Jennifer Aniston
9. IPhone 6
8. Miley Cyrus
6. Kim K
5. Kaley Cuoco
4. Jennifer Lawrence
3. Ariana Grande
A quick breakdown shows 6 females, 1 mobile device, 1 movie, 1 game, and 1 disease.
Men and women alike search for females whereas women only search for men. Men search to ogle sexy celebs and women search to see what they’re wearing and who they’re dating. Jennifer Aniston has found the fountain of youth. Miley is a trainwreck that people can’t stop looking at. Kim K has developed her brand over years of tireless hardwork and effort (of her crew). Kaley is a question mark for me but I guess a lot of people want to Big Bang her. Nobody can stop talking about Jennifer Lawrence and her nude pics and the Hunger Games. Ariana Grande is the hottest thing since sliced bread and wears leotards that ride up her ass all day everyday. It’s funny how pretty people are more important to the average folk than politics and global affairs.
IPhone 6 coming in at the #9 spot is impressive because it even makes the list. With hundreds, if not thousands, of other devices on the market, the wave of information is endless. Apple has proven it is the leader in terms of brand recognition and quality of device. It proves the culture of mobile users continues to grow. In a hard fought market, Apple is leading the way.
Let’s face it, movies are not getting worse but the draw to see it at a theater is waning. With only 10 billion in revenue for each of the last 6 years, it is not a growing market. People are sitting home watching Netflix and purchasing movies on cable. There is so much entertainment available that the newest movie will be out in 6 months and people are waiting. I’ve never seen Frozen but I have to think that most of these searches are being done by a younger generation which opens up a huge market for advertisers.
I haven’t played video games like I used to in 10 years. However I understand the models and to see Minecraft as the #2 search this year is worth dissecting. Minecraft started out as a free game where users explore a world and gather resources in order to do something that isn’t nearly as awesome as the person playing it thinks. My roommate in college spent countless hours clicking his mouse over a piece of wood. The free version has now moved to consoles and converting free users to paying customers proved widely successful. I have to imagine other video games are only a tad further down on the list but players living in a fantasy world is a concept the population will never tire of.
Most searched because it can affect every single person on the planet. The curiosity of a disease that can kill you once infected is the single most searched term which shouldn’t come as a surprise. Death is the #1 concern for a human being. No if, ands, or buts. Once your dead, you don’t have to worry about anything else. Causing mass hysteria comes from death. If a virus hits the internet and shuts it down completely, people may feel like it’s the biggest deal in the world but I promise you the possibility of death brings a whole other dimension.