Google.JPG

Google and YouTube most popular of 2016

Each year Google and YouTube create a list of the most popular searches and videos of the year.

The list is likely to result in a few "oh ja" moments as you recall the fuss made about certain stories.

Comparing the big searches by country highlights the subjects that the planet is talking about versus those that only appear in the country searches.

Explore the Google Search Trends for South Africa further.

The most popular Google search terms in South Africa for 2016.

A compilation of the major international stories that saw search spikes.

YouTube Rewind 2016

YouTube both creates a compilation video featuring the major creators performing the breakout songs while giving a hat-tip to the popular videos. There is so much crammed into the 6 minute video that there is quiz to help you spot all the references.

Caspar Lee, the local YouTuber has featured before and is joined by Trevor Noah in 2016.

The top YouTube videos of 2016

YouTube uses a combinations of factors besides the number of views to determine the top video. The carpool karaoke edition with Adele was judged to be the #1 video with 138 million views. You can watch most of the top 10 below (the lip sync battle is not available in SA).

The full background and list of the top songs can be found on the YouTube blog.

Read More
5 year-olds may never get a car licence

5 year-olds may never get a car licence

Cars might not only be autonomous by 2030, new drivers will probably not be allowed to drive.

The best way to listen to music is to hire it

The best way to listen to music is to hire it

The industry noted for being significantly disrupted by technology is getting its groove back.

Working from home or from the office, which is best?

Working from home or from the office, which is best?

We tend to have strong views on whether people should work in offices or remotely. This will help you decide.

These are the 69 new emoji coming to your keyboard

These are the 69 new emoji coming to your keyboard

If the 2000 emoji already available were not enough, in June there will be even more.

Who should be allowed access to your encrypted data?

Who should be allowed access to your encrypted data?

There are growing calls for governments to be given access to people’s data. Is that fair?

Humans will be returning to the moon, but how will they be fed?

Humans will be returning to the moon, but how will they be fed?

The space race has typically focused on the massive rockets needed to get there, now we need to ensure there is enough to eat.

Popular articles
6 ways the new UIF bill benefits workers

6 ways the new UIF bill benefits workers

The broadened bill will see those who lose their jobs receive money for a longer period when they apply for unemployment benefits.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani

‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani

"My earliest memory of money is my father saying, ‘Why do you want to do this thing? How are you going to feed the family?'"

NSFAS to reopen 2017 applications

NSFAS to reopen 2017 applications

National Student Financial Aid Scheme says it will reopen 2017 loan applications after receiving requests for deadline extension.

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

Bruce Whitfield interviews the razor-sharp tongued Vestact MD Paul Theron about his money hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?