Apple iPhone 8, iPhone X Among Top Google Search Terms of 2017

Apple iPhone 8, iPhone X Among Top Google Search Terms of 2017

Apple iPhone 8, iPhone X Among Top Google Search Terms of 2017

This was the year of #MeToo and hurricanes.

Topping the list was "Boston Celtics", according to search engine giant Google, which on Wednesday released its annual list of the top trending searches among Boston users.

Apple's two iPhones also made it to the top in the global "Consumer Tech" search list in 2017. In Google parlance, "top trending" means they had the highest spike in traffic over a certain period of time this year compared to last year. The top trending worldwide term was Hurricane Irma.

The second top search was for former "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer, who was sacked from NBC last month for a complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior.

The most searched movies were "It", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Wonder Woman". So popular search queries give us a good look into what people were thinking about over the past year.

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Late musician and frontman of the Heartbreakers Tom Petty, who passed away in October at 66, was the No. 3 most searched figure.

As for this year, it was a moment of reckoning for powerful men behaving badly.

The website's most searched people included Lauer, Meghan Markle and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

When it came to news events, people were concerned about hurricanes.

Here in the US, the top overall searches cover a pretty wide range of the human experience, running the gamut from natural phenomenon, to sports, to human tragedy, to the sexual misconduct allegations that have been echoing across a wide range of industries in recent months.

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