Google is one of the most important sources for essential information and news during the ongoing pandemic. It also serves as the main source for important information about major events conducted by big tech companies.
Right now, Google's Year In Search found an interesting change in the platform as people tend to search "why" more than ever in 2020.
"The most human trait is to want to know why," Google said in its "Year in Search 2020" video. "And in a year that tested everyone around the world, 'why' was searched more than ever," said the company via KXAN.
The search giant company explained that they found out the searched questions sparked enjoyment, and excitement among the users. The results also made Google worry about the planet because of its current status.
What made people search for this word?
Google explained that many of the questions searched by the users were about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These include "Why is toilet paper sold out?" and "Why is it called COVID-19?"
The users also asked about the current social justice issues that sparked worldwide protests. These include "Why does democracy matter?" and "Why Black lives matter?"
The search giant company added that people are looking for answers to understand what is happening in 2020. Some questions include "So until we get to every answer, we're still searching," and "Why is it that this year showed us its worst and we still found ways to triumph?"
Here are the top searches of users across the world. You can check them if you are also searching for one of them.
Google's Top 10 TV shows searched:
- Tiger King
- Big Brother Brasil
- Money Heist
- Cobra Kai
- The Umbrella Academy
- Emily in Paris
- The Queen's Gambit
- Outer Banks
- Locke & Key
Google's Top 10 trending searches:
- Election results
- Kobe Bryant
- Coronavirus update
- Coronavirus symptoms
- Who is winning the election
- Naya Rivera
- Chadwick Boseman
- PlayStation 5
Google's Top 10 news searches:
- Election results
- Stimulus checks
- Tesla stock
- Bihar election result
- Black Lives Matter
What Google is doing with its search engine?
According to CNBC's latest report, Google has launched knowledge panels to battle against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. This would really help since most people are searching for what are its effects.
The search engine giant confirmed that the new feature will be launched first in the United Kingdom, which started its vaccination program. The residents of the U.K. will receive the vaccines developed by BioNTech and Pfizer. Google will soon launch the feature to other countries once they approved the use of the new COVID-19 vaccines.
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Written by: Giuliano de Leon.