Mandela tops Google Zeitgeist 2013

World peace icon Nelson Mandela leads Google’s Zeitgeist as the top trending search term of 2013.

Mandela, the former South African President who died on the December 5 aged 95, also tops Google’s list of the most searched people of the year.

American actor Paul Walker , who died in a car accident on November 30 aged 40, was the second top trending term as well as the second most searched person in the list.

Pakistani campaigner for girls’ education Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban last year, came in at 3rd place on the searched people list while American actor James Gandolfini , who passed away after a heart attack on June 19 at the age of 51, was in fourth.

Apple’s iPhone 5s was Google’s third most searched term. Next on the list was Canadian Glee actor Cory Monteith, who died on July 13 from a heroin and alcohol overdose.

Boston Marathon bomb attack was the most searched event of the year while Typhoon Haiyan and the US Government Shutdown took second and third place respectively.
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