Roswell’s 2012 Googling results revealed

December 24, 2012 by  

With the December 13 release of its 2012 list of the most commonly searched for-things, Google’s zeitgeist has shown what Roswell folks have been searching for in the past 12 months.

Topping the list was Whitney Houston, as her tragic untimely death in February caused a peak in interest.

Second on the list was superstorm Sandy. Though it did not affect Roswell, the disaster caused the deaths of over 100 people, and brought devastation to many communities in states such as New Jersey and New York.

Its November rampage caught the attention of the whole country, in fact, with many emergency schemes, charity drives, and other events still running to help.

Coming up in third place in Roswell was ‘Election 2012’. With people desperate for information during the Obama / Romney battle, any information was much sought after. The election did not only get a lot of attention online though. Poster printing runs in their thousands, a ticker tape of leaflets being printed, and banners of all kinds appeared, ensuring the election was covered in a full showcase throughout Georgia across an array of media. Businesses joined in too, with many decorating their premises in the colors of their favorite candidate.

Also featuring in the top 10 were hit movie franchise ‘Hunger Games’, NBA star ‘Jeremy Lin’, K-pop single ‘Gangham Style’, and late star of The Green Mile ‘Michael Clarke Duncan’.

What 2013 has in store for Roswell on and off the Internet is hard to predict, but it is sure to be another full year.