Last year’s list of Yahoo’s top 10 search terms
had the election at No. 1 and the Olympics at No. 7. This year, the news was less prevalent – Obamacare is No. 6—while female celebrities dominated the rankings.
Singer Miley Cyrus, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, and model Kate Upton were the top three on Yahoo’s list of the most-searched terms of 2013
. Cyrus’ top spot on the list seems to prove that, while “twerk” wasn’t deemed the word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries
, the singer’s dancing at the MTV Video Music Awards was certainly on people’s minds this year.
Here’s the full list:
1. Miley Cyrus
2. Kim Kardashian
3. Kate Upton
5. Selena Gomez
7. Amanda Bynes
8. Jodi Arias
9. iPhone 5
10. Justin Bieber
Technology has a place on this year’s list it didn’t seem to have last year, with the iPhone 5 and the video game “Minecraft” taking spots.
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Bing unveiled its 2013 top searches
this week as well, though it didn’t rank items in one big, master list. Instead, it grouped searches into categories. Once again, famous women were the most-searched people, though it was Beyonce Knowles who took the No. 1 spot in Bing’s rankings, and Cyrus was No. 9.
Some other highlights:
• Facebook was Bing’s most-searched-for social media site. Interestingly, Pinterest took the No. 2 spot.
• People searching for food really wanted pizza. Pizza Hut, Domino’s, and Papa John’s were the top three food searches.
• The royal baby and the Boston Marathon bombing were the most-searched-for news stories. Obamacare didn’t even make the list.
• “Fiscal cliff” was the economic term people searched for most often.
• The temporarily ubiquitous “Harlem Shake” viral videos were the most-searched meme.