For both breaking news and obscure information, people around the world search for information on Google. What follows is a summary of Google Zeitgeist results for the top gainers on www.google.com.my when comparing search queries that have risen by the largest percentage for the month of April 2014.
Top 10 Trending ‘people’ on google.com.my in April 2014
1. Karpal Singh
The ‘Tiger of Jelutong’ met with a fatal accident on April 17 with tremendous outpouring of online tributes that followed.
2. Dwayne Johnson/The Rock*
Fake reports of wrestler-movie star The Rock’s death had fans scouring the net for more news.
3. Prof Izzi
Popular motivational speaker and UITM Arau lecturer is in the news for an alleged misconduct.
4. Rebecca Nur Islam
Fans fussed about her outfit at a private function.
5. Agnes Monica
Popular Indonesian singer apparently had a wardrobe malfunction while shooting a music video with an American singer recently.
6. Aslinda Pit
This 21-year-old woman lodged a police report about false Twitter postings attributed to her.
Manchester United football club sacked its manager David Moyes on April 25.
8. Demi Lovato
This pop sensation’s compromising photos of her were leaked online apparently by her boyfriend.
9. Kate Middleton
News on her tour to New Zealand and Australia recently with Prince William and their son Prince George.
10. Shila Amzah
Fans objected to her outfit during a recent television show in Beijing, China.
*These are separate but related search items, so we grouped them into one line.
Note: This list shows the fastest rising searches, meaning these were the search terms that saw the largest spike in searches this month.