New York (CNN Business)What do Animal Crossing, “WAP,” sourdough bread, Timothée Chalamet and “social distancing date ideas” all have in common? They were all popular Google searches in 2020. Google (GOOGL) released its annual “Year in Search” list Wednesday. The list acts as a sort of chronicle of the decades worth of newsworthy things that took place during this one weird year. The list features the year’s top trending searches, which had a high spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2020 compared to 2019. As people tried to make sense of the overwhelming barrage of news in 2020, global queries including the word “why” — such as “why is the NBA postponed?” and “why is toilet paper sold out?” — were searched more often than in any year before, Google said in a video released along with the list Wednesday. Unsurprisingly, “election results” and “coronavirus” topped the US trending searches list, as people sought answers about the deadly pandemic and a crucial election that took longer than usual to play out because of the pandemic. Also among the top 10 on the list: Zoom, Naya Rivera, Chadwick Boseman and PlayStation 5. Read More Google also broke out top… Read full this story
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