Matt Lauer Made at Least One Company's Top 10 List

He's up there with Hurricane Irma on Google's annual ranking of favorite searches
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2017 8:00 AM CST
The Things We Searched for Most in 2017
People couldn't get enough of Matt Lauer, apparently.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Hurricane Irma and Matt Lauer were hot topics in 2017, Fast Company notes—hot enough to propel both to the top of Google's annual "Year in Search" results. Per the site, the results were culled "based on search terms that had a high spike in traffic in 2017 as compared to 2016." Searches for the mega-storm and disgraced TV personality made both the US and worldwide top 10, as did Tom Petty and the fidget spinner. Here, results from more local computers, tablets, and smartphones:

Searches in the US:

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. Matt Lauer
  3. Tom Petty
  4. Super Bowl
  5. Las Vegas shooting
  6. Mayweather vs. McGregor fight
  7. Solar eclipse
  8. Hurricane Harvey
  9. Aaron Hernandez
  10. Fidget spinner
Continue on to see what trended worldwide:

Searches globally:

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. iPhone 8
  3. iPhone X
  4. Matt Lauer
  5. Meghan Markle
  6. 13 Reasons Why
  7. Tom Petty
  8. Fidget spinner
  9. Chester Bennington
  10. India national cricket team
Check out the complete list for worldwide search terms here, or look by country. (More Google stories.)

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