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What Greeks Googled the Most in 2014

World’s most used search engine, Google, announced earlier this month the top Internet searches of its Greek users for 2014. As the company explained, the results of the research concern the year’s fastest rising searches and gives a fair image of what Greeks were interested the most, as well as the latest trends in terms of their online searches, based on the billions of queries made through Google each year.
As expected, and following the publicity it has managed to attract, one of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries, the Macedonian tomb in Casta hill of Amphipolis is placed at the top of the Greeks’ searches for 2014. The revelation of the Amphipolis excavation secrets topped the Greek media headlines for several months as the research was evolving gradually.
The second most searched event was the local elections of 2014, which was one of the most significant political events in the country, while newly launched public broadcaster, NERIT, was ranked third. The top five is completed with Eurovision 2014, and the question “where do I vote,” which is related to the local elections, ranked second.
The top 10 fastest rising searches in Greece for 2014:

  1. Amphipolis
  2. Elections 2014
  3. NERIT
  4. Eurovision 2014
  5. Where do I vote?
  6. University bases 2014
  7. Football World Cup 2014
  8. ypes (Interior Ministry)
  9. iPhone 6
  10. Election results

Furthermore, the most searched persons of Greek users indicates their interest for celebrities, both domestic and foreign. The most searched persons in Greece for 2014 were Robbin Williams, Sakis Boulas, a Greek actor and singer who died of cancer earlier this year, followed by Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Schumacher, whose injury last January occupied the international news for weeks, and Eurovision’s transsexual winner Conchita.
Fastest rising searches of persons in Greece for 2014:

  1. Robbin Williams
  2. Sakis Boulas (Greek actor and singer who died in 2014)
  3. Jennifer Lawrence
  4. Michael Schumacher
  5. Conchita
  6. Antonis Vardis (Greek musician who died 2014)
  7. Anna Polatou (Greek athlete who was killed in a car accident)
  8. Jenny Vanou (Greek singer who died in 2014)
  9. Melina Aslanidou (Greek singer)
  10. Orestis Karnezis (Greek goalkeeper)

Finally, the events that managed to attract the Greek users’ interest for 2014 were the local elections and the Eurovision song contest, while the list includes major sports events, such as the Football World Cup of last summer, talent shows, such as “The Voice” and the Panhellenic Exams for admission to universities.
Fastest rising searches of events in Greece for 2014:

  1. Elections 2014
  2. Eurovision 2014
  3. Football World Cup 2014
  4. The Voice (Talent Show)
  5. Panhellenic Exams 2014 (Examination for admission to universities)
  6. Olympiakos vs Manchester
  7. World Championship 2014
  8. Roland Garros
  9. Cup Final 2014
  10. NBA Playoffs 2014

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