Most Googled in 2012: Whit­ney, PSY, sandy

Austin American-Statesman - - BUSINESS -

The world’s at­ten­tion wa­vered be­tween the tragic and the silly in 2012. Along the way, mil­lions of peo­ple searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the lat­est iPad, and a record­break­ing sky­diver.

Whit­ney Hous­ton was the “top trend­ing” search of the year, ac­cord­ing to a Google report. Peo­ple searched for news about Hous­ton’s ac­ci­den­tal drown­ing in a bath­tub in Fe­bru­ary.

Korean rap­per PSY’s “Gang­nam Style” mu­sic video trot­ted into sec­ond spot. The video is ap­proach­ing a bil­lion views on YouTube.

Su­per­storm Sandy, which knocked out power and flooded parts of the East Coast in the midst of a U.S. pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, was third.

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