Paul Walker, iPhone 5S and ‘Royal Baby‘ have been revealed as the top three most popular Google searches in the UK for 2013.
The late Fast and the Furious star topped the web giant’s annual Zeitgeist list, and was one of several celebrities to make the top 10.
‘Royal baby‘ was the third most popular search, coinciding with the birth of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s first son Prince George in July.
Glee actor Cory Monteith was the fourth top search, Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was fifth, former South Africa president Nelson Mandela sixth, and ex-British prime minister Margaret Thatcher ninth.
“Our annual Zeitgeist survey provides a fascinating snapshot of our interests and obsessions for the year,” said Google UK’s Claudine Beaumont. “Celebrities always get a lot of interest and the passing of well-known figures makes people want to learn more about them.
“Despite that, some of the more traditional aspects of British life, from the Grand National to the royal birth, have generated many Google searches and will be remembered as events that have characterised the year.”
Top UK Google searches of 2013:
1. Paul Walker
2. iPhone 5S
3. Royal baby
4. Cory Monteith
5. Oscar Pistorius
6. Nelson Mandela
7. Grand National
8. Universal Jobmatch
9. Margaret Thatcher
10. Xbox One