Google’s ‘Year in Search’ list covers all the wild news of the year 2020

They were all popular Google searches in 2020.

Google (GOOGL) released its annual “Year of Search” list on Wednesday. The list serves as a kind of chronicle of the decades-worth of news values ​​that took place in this one strange year. The list includes the most upscale searches of the year, with a consistently high turnover in 2020 compared to 2019.
When people tried to interpret the overwhelming flood of news in 2020, global queries that included the word “why” – such as “why postpone the NBA?” and “why run out of toilet paper?” – searched more often than in any previous year, Google said in a video released along with the list on Wednesday.
Not surprisingly, “election results” and “coronavirus” topped the U.S. upscale search list as people searched for answers to the deadly epidemic and the crucial election, which took longer than usual due to the pandemic. Also in the top 10 on the list are Zoom, Naya Rivera, Chadwick Boseman and PlayStation 5.

Google has also broken out the top searches in the U.S. in a number of categories.

The “news” category includes issues related to stimulus control, payments to millions of Americans as part of the $ 2.2 trillion congressional corona virus clearance package adopted in March; Iran, whose General Qasem Soleimani was killed in an American air strike in early January, sparking tensions between the two countries; and killer horns, the huge invasive bugs that were spotted in Washington state earlier this year.
The news category also includes two of the biggest natural disasters of the year: Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 storm that caused deaths and destruction in Louisiana and Texas, and the Australian fires that devastated a large mass of the country, estimated at 3 billion. an animal was destroyed.
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Elsewhere, the list highlights this year’s outstanding losses: basketball star Kobe Bryant, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and renowned guitarist Eddie Van Halen, and George Floyd, whose death has sparked a nationwide settlement and movement for racial justice.
Despite all the difficulties of 2020, people have been more helpful to each other. The “how to help” section of the list shows that people were looking for ways to help the Black Life Material movement, Yemen, Beirut and someone suffering a panic attack. People have also looked at how to give blood, plasma and N95 masks, among other things, during a health crisis.

And of course, the list of top searches also includes some of the methods we struggled with and entertained ourselves this year. Popular searches included “driving to a nearby movie theater,” “virtual EDC rampage,” “how to cut men’s hair at home,” and “how to make a hand sanitizer.”

And lest we miss other events that contributed to the chaos of 2020, here are some things not yet mentioned that also appeared on the list: action against the United States against TikTok, Elon Musk’s baby, stock market madness, the rise in popularity whipped cream, online school, a number of companies that make Juneteenth a corporate celebration showcase Michael Jordan’s career in the documentary series “The Last Dance,” and “Parasite” is listed as history as the first non-English-language film to win an Oscar for Best Picture, and the list continues.