The most asked questions in Australia according to Google search suggestions

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The most asked questions in Australia according to Google search suggestionsIn 1902 Rudyard Kipling wrote his “Six Honest Friends” ditty:

“I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.”

So 110 years later we sent the six honest friends to Google for answers, and they brought back the top search suggestions, based on the most searched questions, which gives us an analysis of the most asked questions Australians have:


What is...


  • What is my ip?
    (The numbers that make up your internet “address”)
  • What is gangnam style?
    (A K-Pop music video YouTube sensation)
  • What is permeate?
    (The stuff milk is now “free” of)
  • What is love?
    (A song, a YouTube video and a bunch of blogs apparently)

Why is...


  • Why is the sky blue?
    (Simple question, technical answers)
  • Why is my internet so slow?
    (Blame usage quotas, filters, modems & your neighbours)
  • Why is the ocean salty?
    (Salt, from dissolved minerals made it thus)
  • Why is Pluto not a planet?
    (Because the people who said it was in 1930 now say it’s not)

When is...


  • When is daylight savings?
    (October until 7 April 2013)
  • When is Fathers’ Day?
    (1st Sunday in September, but June in the USA)
  • When is Halloween?
    (last day in October)
  • When is Easter 2013
    (Sunday 31 March 2013)

How is...


  • How is coal formed?
    (Plants + a long time)
  • How is gold formed?
    (No mention of bankers and money)
  • How is babby formed?
    (Originally a typo, now a cartoon, a meme, and an internet hit)
  • How is honey made?
    (Science gives answers, but it’s still amazing!)

Where is...


  • Where is Chuck Norris?
    (A Google joke: type the question & click the “I’m feeling lucky” button)
  • Where is Honey Boo Boo from?
    (A US “Toddlers & Tiaras” baby pageant star)
  • Where is NSW?
    (It’s not lost, and more than 7 million of us live in it!)
  • Where is my iPhone?
    (A lot of misplaced phones, and lots of apps to help find them)

Who is...


  • Who is gossip girl?
    (the central character in a New York based book series and TV series)
  • Who is Julian Assange?
    (Wikileaks was a big story and its founder has become a bigger one)
  • Who is the stig?
    (the white helmet-wearing, lap time-setting driver in Top Gear, outed as Ben Collins)
  • Who is Kony?
    (Kony 2012 video set Youtube records highlighting the crimes of Joseph Kony in Uganda)

So now you know!
McCrindle Research: Know The Times

Comments
Post has no comments.
Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0) | Permalink 


Post a Comment



Captcha Image

Trackback Link
http://www.mccrindle.com.au/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=6453&PostID=314568&A=Trackback
Trackbacks
Post has no trackbacks.

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare


Last 100 Articles


Tags

religion ABS world youth day report technology australia Australian Bureau of Statistics blaxland happiness cultural diversity retirement renting baby boomers work weather Christmas lunch government sports new york times Population Clock public holiday intern 24 million generation alpha darwin Wellington school satisfaction survey design identity event consumer home education financial baby boom teleworking cartodb 2013 potts point Adelaide interactive stats 1975 February 16 generations population princess charlotte urban school The ABC of XYZ future organisational culture Christchurch gender English survey household holidays wedding publication 24,000,000 media 2015 church generation Z sector wide study clothing Canberra marriage paying to work define acf15 youth baby names litter resource rent research pack social researcher Scouts australian communities forum New Zeland engage families 23 million language mccrindle debt lalor park christianity sentiments Sydney narcissism research christmas market research internet population milestone area wolloomooloo social trends children tuesday gen alpha growth shopping Melbourne marrickville tableau professional development monarchy mccrindle research graphs online shopping unemployment brisbane affordability snapshot etiquette public speaking business index pyrmont 40 million celebration prince george Australians easter slideshare logan waverton business 2016 equip brands sunburnt country transport data visualisation generation Christmas season perth cold trends Merry Christmas crows nest media release leadership culture global sydneycity work-life news demographer newspaper not for profit mother's day selfie friends manly mythbusting long weekend World Water Day holiday the changing face of social family housing ageing population neutral bay demographics Gen Y living sydneysiders research visualisation ACT Christmas presents gold coast millionth Mark McCrindle Myth father's day infographic Generation Y hobart online community video grandparents social commentator anzac Word Up optus hornsby thought leadership city Claire Madden gen z mythbusters bondi winter parenting royal builders spend menai employment child care 2014 capital cities cost geomapping 2012 divorce politics "know the times" data Australia Day moreton bay urban taskforce list environment ultimo optimistic small business omnibus focus group social media 1968 Gen X social research budget seasons census huffington post economy ipswich Generation X victoria urban living index winter blues trend suburb cash renter of the future suburbs trend tuesday marketing water

Archive