Google Philippines unleashed its year-ender Zeitgeist

Do you know that the most searched person this year is the Fast and the Furious actor, late Paul Walker?

Recently,Google Philippines unleashed its annual year-end Zeitgeist. It is a collection of the top search queries by Filipinos on google.com.ph.

Leading the said list is Hollywood actor Paul Walker, who was killed in a car crash last November 30.  He is best known for his role as law enforcement official Brian O’Conner in the The Fast and the Furious franchise.

The overall searches list is also dominated by much-anticipated smartphones launched this year, controversial celebrities, and a beauty pageant that crowned yet another Filipina, among others.

The deaths of Glee actor Cory Monteith and former South African president Nelson Mandela also figured prominently in the lists.

This year’s news list shows that Pinoys remain avid followers of competitions. Miss Universe, FIBA Asia, UAAP Season 76, and Wimbledon all took spots alongside political events such as the mid-term elections in May, State of the Nation Address (SONA) in July, and the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel scam issue. Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), one of the strongest typhoons to make landfall, makes it to the list as netizens ramp up searches for news and updates.

In terms of food galore, juice recipes claimed the top spot in the most searched recipes list, followed by a string of desserts and meat recipes. International House of Pancakes (IHOP), which opened their first branch in the country early this year got the number one spot in the most searched restaurant list, overtaking other popular food choices equally brimming with customers such as J.CO Donuts and Vikings.

Other categories in this year’s local year-end Zeitgeist include local destinations, fashion brands, smartphones, apps, movies, music, TV shows, Korean personalities, dog breeds, and health and lifestyle.

Aside from topics in the Philippines, Google Zeitgeist tools also offer insight into which topics captured the world’s attention in 2013.

You can see the top search terms from over fifty countries appear on our Google Zeitgeist webpage.

“Zeitgeist is a tool in discovering the pulse of the people through searches made on Google. With the growing percentage of population going online, Zeitgeist becomes reflective of the issues and topics we’re interested in. This year’s lists speak a lot about our concern for national achievement and progress, while at the same time our curiosity in pop culture issues,” said Gail Tan, Google Philippines Country Communications Manager.

Below are the list of categories in Google Philippines’ 2013 Zeitgeist:

TOP OVERALL SEARCHES

1. Paul Walker

2. Samsung Galaxy S4

3. Movies 2013

4. Onehitcf

5. Camera 360

6. PAL Express

7. Neri Naig

8. Miss Universe 2013

9. EB Babe Yosh

10. iPhone 5s

NEWS

1. Paul Walker death

2. Miss Universe 2013

3. Pork barrel

4. FIBA Asia 2013

5. Election results 2013

6. SONA 2013

7. UAAP Season 76

8. Typhoon Yolanda

9. Wimbledon 2013

10. Nelson Mandela death

NEWSMAKERS

1. Paul Walker

2. Cory Monteith

3. Ariella Arida

4. Pope Francis

5. Megan Young

6. Devina Dediva

7. Nancy Binay

8. Janet Napoles

9. Gilas Pilipinas

10. Nelson Mandela

PEOPLE

1. Paul Walker

2. Neri Naig

3. EB Babe Yosh

4. Cory Monteith

5. Wally Bayola

6. Ariella Arida

7. Kevin Ware

8. Pope Francis

9. Chito Miranda

10. Megan Young

LOCAL CELEBRITIES

1. Neri Naig

2. EB Babe Yosh

3. Wally Bayola

4. Ariella Arida

5. Chito Miranda

6. Megan Young

7. Freddie Aguilar girlfriend

8. Totoy Brown

9. Krista Miller

10. Alyssa Quijano

TV SHOWS

1. The Voice Philippines

2. Got to Believe

3. Queen and I

4. Missing You

5. Juan dela Cruz

6. Maria Mercedes

7. Wowowillie

8. The Innocent Man

9. The Heirs

10. ANTM Cycle 20

MOVIES

1. Pacific Rim

2. Despicable Me 2

3. World War Z

4. Insidious 2

5. Warm Bodies

6. Beautiful Creatures

7. After Earth

8. Silver Linings Playbook

9. Pitch Perfect

10. The Croods

MUSIC

1. Harlem Shake

2. Gentleman

3. Titanium

4. Lord Patawad

5. Magkabilang Mundo

6. Gwiyomi

7. Chinito

8. Heart Attack

9. Wrecking Ball

10. Daylight

LYRICS

1. Titanium

2. Lord Patawad

3. Magkabilang Mundo

4. Gwiyomi

5. Chinito

6. Heart Attack

7. Daylight

8. Buko

9. Treasure

10. Diamonds

KOREAN PERSONALITIES

1. Choi Minho

2. Yoo In Na

3. Lee Hyun Woo

4. Ji Hyun Woo

5. Chanyeol

6. Jang Keun Suk

7. Yoo Seung Ho

8. Kim Jong Un

9. Song Joong Ki

10. Shin Won Ho

K-POP GROUPS

1. EXO

2. Shinee

3. Girls Generation

4. Tasty

5. Infinite

6. CNBlue

7. B.A.P

8. B1A4

9. 2PM

10. Super Junior

SMARTPHONES

1. Samsung Galaxy S4

2. iPhone 5s

3. Sony Xperia Z

4. Samsung Galaxy Grand

5. iPhone 6

6. Galaxy Note 3

7. Samsung S3 Mini

8. Nexus 5

9. HTC One

10. Starmobile Knight

TABLETS

1. iPad mini 2

2. iPad Air

3. Galaxy Tab 3

4. Samsung Note 8

5. Skyworth tablet

6. Acer tablet

7. iView tablet

8. iPad 4

9. iPad mini

10. Cherry Mobile tablet

APPS

1. Camera 360

2. Running Fred

3. WeChat

4. 4pics1word

5. Moment Cam

6. Line

7. Logo Quiz Philippines

8. Viber for Android

9. Candy Crush

10. Google Keep

PC GAMES

1. Chrono Tales

2. NBA 2K14

3. Pockie Saints

4. Assault Fire

5. Scarlet Blade

6. DotA

7. Cat Mario

8. Minecraft

9. NBA 2K13

10. Pirate King International

FASHION BRANDS

1. G-Shock

2. Casio watches

3. Lacoste bags

4. Keds Philippines

5. Louis Vuitton bags

6. Tory Burch bags

7. Skechers

8. Nike shoes

9. Onitsuka Tiger

10. Vans Philippines

LOCAL DESTINATIONS

1. Sky Ranch Tagaytay

2. Movenpick Resort Cebu

3. Tubbataha Reef

4. Pico de Loro

5. Tugawe Cove Resort

6. Potipot Island

7. Amana Waterpark

8. Misibis Bay

9. Nuvali

10. Laiya resorts

RESTAURANTS

1. IHOP

2. Slappy Cakes

3. Vikings SM North

4. Tous les Jours

5. J.CO Donuts

6. KFC

7. Amber’s

8. McDonald’s

9. Jollibee

10. SumoSam

RECIPES

1. Juice recipes

2. Chocolate cupcake

3. Chicken recipes

4. Chopsuey

5. Pork recipes

6. Breakfast recipes

7. French macarons

8. Cookies

9. Beef steak

10. Cupcake

HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE

1. Garcinia cambogia

2. BMI calculator

3. Diet meal plan

4. Zumba

5. Whey protein

6. GM diet

7. Yoga

8. Plank

9. Intermittent fasting

10. Insanity workout

MEDICAL SEARCHES

1. Malnutrition

2. Pneumonia symptoms

3. Symptoms of HIV

4. Acid reflux

5. Anti rabies vaccine

6. Dengue symptoms

7. Pregnancy stages

8. Amoxicillin

9. Symptoms of tuberculosis

10. Skin allergy

DOG BREEDS

1. Tibetan Mastiff

2. Corgi

3. Pomeranian

4. Golden Retriever

5. Siberian Husky

6. Shih Tzu

7. Pug

8. Rottweiler

9. Dachshund

10. Shar Pei

GLOBAL TRENDING QUERIES

1. Nelson Mandela

2. Paul Walker

3. iPhone 5s

4. Cory Monteith

5. Harlem Shake

6. Boston Marathon

7. Royal Baby

8. Samsung Galaxy 4s

9. PlayStation 4

10. North Korea

GLOBAL TRENDING EVENTS

1. Boston Marathon

2. Typhoon Haiyan

3. Government Shutdown

4. 2014 FIFA World Cup

5. Chinese New Year

6. Australian Open

7. Eurovision Song Contest

8. Wimbledon

9. Syria Conflict

10. EuroBasket

 

To know more informations about Google Zeitgeist across the globe, check out Google Zeitgeist.