Did you know that the death of Whitney Houston made the late R&B star the most searched-for term on Google in 2012, ahead of Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 presidential election and The Hunger Games?
TBH (“to be honest”) was the most mentioned phrase on Facebook this year, and #nowplaying, #oomf (“one of my followers”) and #blessed were Twitter’s most-used hashtags.
President Obama’s “Four more years” became the most retweeted tweet in history, and SOPA, Starbucks, YOLO (“you only live once”) and the New York Giants also trended highly in 2012.
This infographic from SEO.com takes a closer look at what “peaked” our curiosity over the past twelve months.
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