Google Reveals What Boston Searched Most in 2016
It’s almost over now, but 2016 has sure been a wild ride. In case you’d like to look back at it, Google has neatly summed up this year in the form of an interactive list.
Google released its annual Year in Search data today, which has been broken down into categories like news, politics, film, entertainment, sports, and more. Unsurprisingly, this year’s top trending searches reflect 2016’s main events—the Olympics, the election, and of course, Pokémon Go.
Google also examined the top search data for the city of Boston. For the most part, Bostonians searched the same things as the rest of the nation. We hoped to win Powerball, we were confused about Brexit, and we mourned the shooting in Orlando.
Somehow, Boston was more curious about Michael Phelps than Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, and we searched for Simone Biles more often than Needham native Aly Raisman. And even though there’s seemingly a Dunkin’ Donuts on every street corner around here, we still had to search for Dunkin’ Donuts near us.
Check out more local top searches below:
Top Trending Searches in Boston in 2016
1. Pokémon Go
4. iPhone 7
5. Michael Phelps
Top Trending News in Boston in 2016
4. Orlando Shooting
5. Alton Sterling
Top Trending People in Boston in 2016
1. Michael Phelps
2. Hillary Clinton
3. Donald Trump
4. Ryan Lochte
5. Simone Biles
Top Trending Movies in Boston in 2016
1. Suicide Squad
2. Finding Dory
4. Bad Moms
5. The Revenant
Trending “Near Me” Searches in Boston in 2016
1. Indian restaurants near me
2. Tattoo shops near me
3. Dunkin’ Donuts near me
You can browse all of Google’s 2016 Year in Search lists at google.com/2016.