What did Triangle residents search for most in 2018? Hurricane news, World Cup

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News about the two major hurricanes that struck North Carolina and about the World Cup were the most actively search teams on Google across the Triangle.

So the search giant says in the Google’s 2018 Year In Search report released Wednesday.

The hottest items are a mix of weather, sports, entertainment, lottery and celebrities.

Here are the most popular:

  • Hurricane Florence
  • World Cup
  • Hurricane Michael
  • Mac Miller
  • Kate Spade
  • Black Panther
  • Mega Millions results
  • Anthony Bourdain
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Demi Lovato

“[T]hese are top-trending searches — those that had the highest spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2018 as compared to 2017,” says a spokesperson for Google.

Nationally, the top 10 searches were:

  1. World Cup
  2. Hurricane Florence
  3.  Mac Miller
  4. Kate Spade
  5. Anthony Bourdain
  6. Black Panther
  7. Mega Millions
  8. Stan Lee
  9. Demi Lovatomore
  10. Election results

More results are available in Google’s report online.