Yahoo, together with its other platforms Flickr, Tumblr and Polyvore, released its annual top search list which allows us to look back on the happenings of this year as we are soon to leave 2015.
The over-all top searched term on Yahoo that is technology-based is the iPhone which placed second while Minecraft, which is still the world’s ultimate video game placed fifth. But, when you go down to segments, iPhone 6 placed first on the Top Searched Tech Gadgets in 2015 with other Apple products like Apple Watch (No. 5), iPhone 5 (No. 6) and iPad Air 2 (No. 7). iPhone 7 made it also on the list having the third spot. This could be because people thought it would be the name of Apple’s new release instead of iPhone 6s. Having the second highest spot is the operating system Windows 10. It’s the promise of Microsoft Windows 10 that led people to search about it and therefore made it to top 2. The rest of the list are other usual searched tech like Samsung Galaxy S6 (top 4), Microsoft Xbox ONE (Top 8), Playstation 4 (Top 9) and Amazon Kindle (Top 10).
But aside from tech related topics, what were the other top searches of 2015 as Yahoo released? The untimely demise of the daughter of Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, drew a lot of searches which placed her at number 1 on the top overall searches for 2015. And who was not intrigued when Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner became Caitlyn Jenner? This led her to be at No. 3 followed by her daughter Kendall Jenner. Kim Kardashian made it on the list again gaining the No. 7 spot. Also, Katy Perry’s memorable halftime performance at this year’s Super Bowl placed her at No. 8.
Yahoo also made a list of the most obsessed moments of the year. Placing first is Katy Perry and the Left Shark’s performance on Super Bowl halftime show. Next is Starbuck’s Holiday Cup as winter season have already started. Man buns also became a buzz on the internet and made its way to No. 3. And of course, who could forget the dress that aroused a lot of debates as to what really was its color? It took the 4th place on the list.
Other segments of Yahoo’s top searches includes Top Searched Presidential Hopefuls (America) where Carly Fiorina topped the list, Old Fashioned became top 1 on Top Searched Cocktails, on the Top Searched Questions, the query “How do you tie a tie?” placed first, the Top Searched Sports Moment was the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight, Glenn Rhee’s fate made The Walking Dead the Top Searched Non-Reality TV Show, and “Brussels sprouts with bacon” is the Top Searched Bacon Recipe.
All of these searches are based on Yahoo’s online properties. Google has yet released their annual search lists. Wouldn’t it be interesting to compare the results of these two?