In Google’s “Year in Search 2017”, “How” is chosen as a key word

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Did you achieve your own goals in 2017? What does the year of 2017 mean to you? Recently, Google has released a video of “Year in Search 2017”, in which though there are a lot of shootings, explosions, and even rare natural disasters; in the meanwhile, there are also a lot of people keeping searching for “how,” including how to help Las Vegas, how to help the flood victims, and how to help refugees. It shows that people around the world support each other when facing the difficulties.

In Google’s 2-minute video “Year in Search”, the word “how” is chosen to be the key word of searching in 2017. The world keeps asking how for not only themselves to run a business or being curious about the nature and international relations, but also the ways to help those in need and in danger.

Google has also publicized the 2017 top 10 searches of the global rankings.

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. iPhone 8
  3. iPhone X
  4. Matt Lauer
  5. Meghan Markle
  6. 13 Reasons Why
  7. Tom Petty
  8. Fidget Spinner
  9. Chester Bennington
  10. India National Cricket Team
A house raised from its foundations near the Atlantic coast in Key Largo, Florida, USA, 26 October 2017. Even six weeks after the storm, the consequences of hurricane “Irma” are still very visible in the south of Florida. Photo by: Michael Donhauser/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

The words which have been searched the most are “Hurricane Irma”. Hurricane Irma is the strongest hurricane on the earth in 12 years. After destroying Caribbean Sea, Irma entered the US, and has caused at least 134 deaths until October. Matt Lauer occupying the top 4 was the former star anchor in NBC who was fired in November for being involved in sexual harassment. The number five of the rankings is Meghan Markle, the fiancée of Prince Harry. She is an actress as well as a model, and she and Harry are going to marry in the spring in 2018. As a American and a biracial African American, this new member of British royal family not only attracts worldwide attention, but also means a lot to the tradition of the Royals.

Apple’s new iPhone X is the latest product with brand-new technology, which is for the 10th anniversary of Apple. (Photo by Hitoshi Yamada/NurPhoto/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)
Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle pose for photographers during a photocall in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London, Monday Nov. 27, 2017. Britain’s royal palace says Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle are engaged and will marry in the spring of 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The 2017 top 10 searches of Taiwan rankings are quite different with the global one.

  1. Summer Universiade
  2. Pokemon GO
  3. The Teenage Psychic
  4. Guardian: The Lonely and Great God
  5. World Baseball Classic (WBC)
  6. A Boy Named Flora A
  7. iPhone 8
  8. Strong Woman Do Bong-soon
  9. Cyndi Wang
  10. Shopee
Taiwan”s gold medal winner Yang Chun-Han celebrates after finishing in the Men’s 100m final during the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

The most popular issue of 2017 in Taiwan is the Summer Universiade without a doubt, because this is not only the first time that Taipei is the host city of the Summer Universiade, but the highest level of international sports events that took place in Taiwan ever. The number 2 is the mobile game “Pokémon Go,” and it was also the top 1 search in 2016, which shows that the trend of capturing Pokémon characters hasn’t faded away. The third place, The Teenage Psychic, is a 2017 Taiwanese television miniseries starring Kuo Shu-yao. After being broadcast, it has received high reputation, and also created the highest drama rating of the PTS. Besides, there are 2 Korean drama included in the 2017 top 10 searches of Taiwan rankings, it seems like the Korean wave has still swept Taiwan.

The Teenage Psychic /photo credit to the PTS