As we approach the new year, Google will provide an overview of 2022 for Canadians, based on the most popular search terms entered on the site.
Earlier this month, the platform released a list of the most viral web searches in Canada for 2022, which includes words, movies, and people.
“This year’s top search trends and stories are filled with moments that bring Canadians together,” an accompanying press release said.
This includes connecting virtually despite being simple online ways to have fun.
“Wordle” is the most popular search trend of 2022 in Canada, according to Google. The Canadian side game “Canuckle” is also in the top 10 in the country.
Data collected by Google shows Canadians searching for terms for academic purposes, searching for events like the World Cup and reading news about Russia’s war in Ukraine. Queen Elizabeth’s death and the US midterm elections are two other “major” international events in 2022 that make it to Canada’s shortlist.
Celebrities are also the object of curiosity among Canadians. The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial was a popular search topic on Canadian computers, and Will Smith’s slap at the Oscars brought Canadians to the forefront of Hollywood.
North of the border, the reopening of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto is another term highlighted by Google.
Top search trends:
3. World Championship
4. Queen Elizabeth
5. Betty White
6. Bob Saget
7. Anne Heche
8. Vajra tree
9. Johnny Depp
10. Will Smith
NEWS SEARCH TRENDS IN CANADA
When it came to specific news searches, “Ukraine” topped the list, followed by a blackout in Rogers that affected thousands of customers, and “chicken pox,” a viral illness that is caught by a virus. beginning to spread in Canada this year.
According to a Google report, “Lisa LaFlamme,” “CNE,” “US Midterm Elections” and “The Saskatchewan Crash” are also highly searched.
Completing the 10 most popular news search trends are “World Cup 2022,” “Oscars 2022” and “Freedom Convoy 2022.”
It seems that Canadians are not happy about receiving the latest updates — they also want to know “why?”
For example, Canadians aren’t just looking for updates on the conflict in Ukraine; they also try to understand “why Russia attacked Ukraine” and “how to help Ukraine.”
Here are the top 10 “why” questions Canadians asked this year:
1. Why did Russia attack Ukraine?
2. Why is Rogers down?
3. Why did Will (Smith) slap Chris (Rock)?
4. Why does Ukraine not join NATO?
5. Why is there a shortage of formula?
6. Why is gasoline so expensive now?
7. Why are truck drivers protesting?
8. Why lack of Tylenol?
9. Why Are Cryptocurrencies Going Down?
10. Why did Liz Truss resign?
According to Google, Canadians also want to know “how” – whether they can help, how to get involved in something, or even just how to pronounce a name correctly.
Here are the 10 most searched “how” questions in 2022:
1. How to watch the World Cup
2. How to quickly test for COVID
3. How to help Ukraine
4. How to get the vaccine QR code
5. How to Create NFT
6. How to pronounce Kiev
7. How to evolve Charcadet
8. How to breathe in Elden Ring
9. How to Evolve Cosmog in Pokémon Go
10. How to pronounce Qatar
SEARCH FOR CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT
When it comes to culture and entertainment, Google says, Canadians are heavily attached to pop culture. It includes the top 10 celebrity, movie and show search lists in 2022.
1. Johnny Depp
2. Will Smith
3. Amber heard
4. Chris Kicks
5. Adam Levine
6. King Charles
7. Jada Pinkett Smith
8. Julia Fox
9. Bruce Willis
10. Mary J. Blige11.
2. Top Guns
4. Thor: Love and Thunder
5. Turn red
6. Black Adam
7. Everything Anywhere All At Once
8. Deadly Creatures
10. Don’t Worry Honey
TOP TV SERIES
1. The Beast: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer
3. Strange things
4. Invented Anna
6. Dragon House
7. Moon Knight
8. Golden Stone
10. Summer I become beautiful
With the FIFA World Cup and the Winter Olympics, Canadians have spent time learning about these sports online, proving that Canada is more than just a hockey nation.
SEARCH FOR TOP POINTS
1. World Championship
2. Number of Olympic medals
3. The Calgary Flame
5. CFL . Score
6. T20 World Cup 2022
7. AFC Asian Cup 2022
8. Canadian Football
9. Golden State Warriors
10. Indian Wells . Tennis
1. Lafleur guy
2. Novak Djokovic
3. Antonio Brown
4. Serena Williams
5. Eileen Guide
6. Kamila Valieva
7. Alias Felix Auger
8. Mitchell Miller
9. Johnny Gaudreau
10. Kirby Dach
Reporting for this story was paid for through the Meta-sponsored Afghan Journalists in Residence Project.