Google has released its annual list of the fastest-rising search terms for Australians, and what particularly grabbed us was the list of "digital/internet lingo" people search for. Turns out bitstrips confuse a lot of people (and needlessly annoy the rest of us), and we're also keen for some Snapchat and Bitcoin explanations.
Here's the full list:
- Grumpy Cat
- Giraffe Riddle
Take careful note: these are the terms you'll be explaining to your less-tech-savvy relatives over the holidays.
Google's "trending" lists are based on the terms which have seen the most growth, not the highest absolute volume. The most common search terms demonstrate the idiocy of most internet users, since they invariably include such common sites as Facebook, YouTube and Google itself.
Hit the Google blog link to see trending searches across a stack more categories, from recipes to game cheats.
Google reveals Australia’s top searches for 2013 [Google Australia Blog]