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Top Rose City Google searches? World Cup, Flappy Bird

Rose City computer users searched for Flappy Bird and other trending topics in 2014, according to Google's Year in Search.Most Portlanders searched Google this year for information on the World Cup, Robin Williams, Flappy Bird and Joan Rivers.

That’s what Google discovered during its annual Year in Search calculations.

Google says the Rose City’s Top 10 trending searches for 2014 were:

1. World Cup

2. Robin Williams

3. Philip Seymour Hoffman

4. Super Bowl 2014

5. Joan Rivers

6. Malaysia Airlines

7. Flappy Bird

8. Olympic Medal Count

9. Black Friday

10. Renee Zellweger

Each year, Google captures top trending searches in its annual Year in Search report by analyzing spikes in search traffic in more than a trillion searches. Portland’s top 10 searches mirrored the nation’s top searches, according to Google.

Other top Rose City Google searches:

Portland’s Top 10 how-to questions in 2014

1. How to kiss

2. How to ski

3. How to skateboard

4. How to compost

5. How to embroider

6. How to swaddle

7. How to flirt

8. How to whistle

9. How to knit

10. How to sew

Portland’s Top 10 “what is” questions in 2014

1. What is ebola?

2. What is ALS?

3. What is ISIS?

4. What is Uber?

5. What is lupus?

6. What is gamergate?

7. What is tempah?

8. What is tbt?

9. What is matter?

10. What is fracking?

Portland’s Top 10 news and events searches in 2014

1. World Cup

2. Super Bowl 2014

3. Malaysia Airlines

4. Olympics 2014

5. Oscars 2014

6. Ice Bucket Challenge

7. Blood Moon

8. Heartbleed

9. Crimea

10. March Madness 2014

Portland’s Top 10 trending people searches in 2014

1. Robin Williams

2. Philip Seymour Hoffman

3. Joan Rivers

4. Renee Zellweger

5. Donald Sterling

6. Tracy Morgan

7. Jennifer Huston

8. Lorde

9. Michael Brown

10. Jan Hooks

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