Ebola, Frozen and Ariana Grande Top Yahoo's Most-Searched
Yahoo today announced the 2014 Year In Review, a look at the daily search habits of Yahoo users. And for the second time, Yahoo Year In Review also gives a look into the top trends from Tumblr. This year's top searches on Yahoo include a national obsession, an international crisis and some favorite female stars.
This year, the Ebola scare swept the top 10 searches, unseating last year's top two: Miley Cyrus (No. 8) and Kim Kardashian (No. 6). A regular since 2009, Kardashian's wedding, baby, and a plan to "break the Internet", kept her on the list, but she falls below the fast-rising young singer, Ariana Grande (No. 3) and new American sweetheart, Jennifer Lawrence (No. 4). Everyone is singing ("Let it go, let it go"); "Frozen" (No. 7) is a genuine obsession, making our top 10 list and topping our most-searched lyrics list. Minecraft (No. 2), continues to be the ultimate video game of choice, making the list for the second year in a row.
Top Searches on Yahoo in 2014
3. Ariana Grande
4. Jennifer Lawrence
5. Kaley Cuoco
6. Kim Kardashian
8. Miley Cyrus
9. iPhone 6
10. Jennifer Aniston
The ALS Ice Bucket challenge makes the top of the obsessions list as the viral campaign challenged the country to raise national attention and millions of dollars in donations for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Not surprisingly, "Frozen" (No.3), "Fifty Shades of Grey" (No. 4), and Katniss Everdeen (No. 8) crazes continue this year, but newcomer "American Ninja Warrior" (No. 5) joined in to feed America's hunger for competition and entertainment. Meanwhile, Meghan Trainor's popular and catchy single "All About That Bass" inspired a barrage of parodies (No. 7). With two weddings this year and a rash of interviews touting their conservative values, the ever-growing Duggar family came in at No. 6.
Top Obsessions on Yahoo in 2014 (top-searched + top gainers)
1. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
2. Flappy Bird
4. "50 Shades of Grey"
5. "American Ninja Warrior"
6. The Duggars
7. "All About That Bass"
8. Katniss Everdeen
10. Polar Vortex
Top 10 Most Viral Blogs on Tumblr in 2014:
Taylor Swift - taylorswift.tumblr.com
Ghost Photographs - ghostphotographs.tumblr.com
Will It Beard - willitbeard.tumblr.com
Literary Starbucks - literarystarbucks.tumblr.com
Crying New York - cryingnewyork.tumblr.com
Jerry Seinfeld Skeleton - jerryseinfeldsskeleton.tumblr.com
Museum of Selfies - museumofselfies.tumblr.com
Sochi on Tinder - sochiontinder.tumblr.com
If They Gunned Me Down - iftheygunnedmedown.tumblr.com/
B4-16 - /b4-16.tumblr.com/
Top-Searched News Stories on Yahoo in 2014
1. Ebola epidemic
2. Death of Robin Williams
3. Elections 2014
4. Leaked photos 2014
5. Malaysia Airlines tragedies
6. Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
7. Jodi Arias sentencing
9. Ray Rice domestic violence
Top-Searched Sports Moments on Yahoo in 2014
1. World Cup: Home team favorite Brazil falls to Germany in the semi-finals
2. World Series: Giants win their third title in five years with Madison Bumgarner
3. Super Bowl: Seahawks strong defense triumphs over Peyton Manning and the Broncos in stunning fashion
4. Sochi Winter Olympics
5. NFL rocked by domestic violence issues: Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson
6. Oscar Pistorius trial
7. Tony Stewart car accident fatality
8. LeBron James returns to Cleveland
9. Donald Sterling: Racism scandal forces Sterling to sell his NBA team
10. Derek Jeter retires from baseball as a New York Yankee
Some edition of the iPhone has appeared among the most-searched terms in the last four out of five years on Yahoo. Instead of being old hat, the iPhone 6 (No. 1) ? in its slim and plus form ? still got the fanboys frenzied this year. Samsung gets double interest this year with the Galaxy s5 (No. 3) and Galaxy Note 4 (No. 4). Newcomer GoPro (No. 5) generated plenty of interest with its IPO.
Top-Searched Consumer Technology on Yahoo in 2014
1. Apple iPhone 6
2. Samsung Galaxy s5
3. Samsung Galaxy Note 4
5. Apple iPad Mini
6. Microsoft XBOX One
7. Amazon Kindle
8. Sony Playstation 4
9. Apple iPad Air
10. Microsoft Surface Pro 3
For more of Yahoo's 2014 Year In Review, visit yearinreview.yahoo.com.