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Most searched topics in South Africa 2012

By Sapa, Beeld | Dec 13, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 14 ]

Inquiring minds asked..

Whitney Houston was the most searched for name on Google in South Africa in 2012, it was reported on Thursday.  

According to Julie Taylor, communications manager for Google in Africa south of the Sahara, people were also very interested in airline Velvet Sky, which went bankrupt earlier this year.

Taylor said abstract search terms were also used frequently, and the question “What is love?” was highlighted as the most popular search term in the “What is...?” category.

Other popular searches in the same category included what is HIV, what is poverty, what is cancer and what is technology? 

Over the past 12 months, other popular names and search terms were Caster Semenya, Olympics 2102, Hurricane Sandy, How to kiss? and How to study?

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Oh that's better, thought Porn will top the chart.

Dec 13, 2012 9:4 | 0 replies

@GOD'S-SON
LOL, how to kiss???
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You'll be surprised. I once got involved with this beautiful sexy girl. She couldn't kiss. She was a tumble drying machine. She used to spin my tongue. No matter how slowly and gentle I tried to guide her with my tender kiss, she only spinned my tongue around. :-D

Dec 13, 2012 11:43 | 0 replies

@kabelo110
Oh that's better, thought Porn will top the chart.
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Me too. That's much better

Dec 13, 2012 11:40 | 0 replies

can't you see what Google is trying to say ?

South Africans search useless things , like how to kiss , how to study and what is technology mxm mxm mxm..
lets see what other countries search nxa f**** Google with its team.

We search why arent there , searches like Facebook and twitter should top up since a number of people bought blackberry i believe they search alot not to search how to study mxm mxm.

Dec 13, 2012 10:33 | 0 replies

LOL, how to kiss???

Dec 13, 2012 10:31 | 0 replies

We are very happy to see that South Africans have responded well to our brand and our product! It is our goal to build a free classifieds platform where you can advertise, buy or sell almost anything and find great deals in your neighbourhood. Thanks to everyone for their tremendous support this year! Regards Bronwyn Johnson (Head of Marketing for OLX SA).

Dec 13, 2012 9:57 | 0 replies

@Nastradamas
Ive always googled Nas
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Nas or the great Nastradamas

Dec 13, 2012 9:43 | 0 replies

@Nastradamus
what r u searching about him, old abums, like I am? i got all those songs like:its the life we chose, where friends become foes and dough will get u killed quicker than u know bro,

Dec 13, 2012 9:38 | 0 replies

The good news is that there are obviously a lot more young people who are now on the net. The bad news is that Sowetan is dyslexic

Dec 13, 2012 9:32 | 0 replies

Most searched topics in South Africa 2012
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A devil is a liar the most search of all the time is PORN bellieve i see top bosses/CEO and senior manager monumently losing their jobs because of this S**T

Dec 13, 2012 9:29 | 0 replies

oldlady12
Olympics 2102??? I tried to search it, but found nothing
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@oldlady, you know sowetan and its many errors, they wanted to say 2012.

Dec 13, 2012 9:23 | 0 replies