Internet culture site The Daily Dot checked Google trends and developed a map of what people in each state searched for online — “Googled” — disproportionately often in 2017.
Maps like this come out most every year, and are an interesting way to see what people in different parts of the country have been focused on.
Mainers — like people in many states — were interested in the celebrities involved in political and sexual harassment scandals in 2017, among other things. Here’s the list of the most distinct Google search terms from Maine over the past year, according to The Daily Dot:
- monkey selfie
- Sam Shepard (playwright who passed in 2017)
- Martin Landau (actor who passed in 2017)
- Charlie Rose allegations
- Blake Farenthold pajamas
- #MeToo and “me too”
- Mueller investigation
- transgender rights
- Michael Flynn immunity
If you’re curious about some other states, web surfers in Massachusetts Googled singers Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande quite a bit, while our neighbors in New Hampshire were among those searching for information on last August’s solar eclipse or how to make special glasses to watch it.
What about you? What people, places and things did you search for online last year? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below or on the BDN Facebook page.