The lists of 2014

Yahoo! Year in Review 2014

The first list published this year was Yahoo!'s year in review. They separate the lists into various categories including top searches, obsessions, celebrities and even song lyrics.

Ebola tops the list of most searched items with the game Minecraft at No. 2 and singer Ariana Grande at No. 3.

Yahoo!'s Top 10 searches of 2014

Twitter Moments and Perspectives

Twitter has created lists of some of the most popular stories and hashtags for each of the months as well as a look back at 2014 via the twitter feeds of the some of the big celebrities like Lady Gaga and JK Rowling

Twitter's Moments of 2014

YouTube hits of 2014

YouTube creates a special video to reflect on the year, the challenge is to spot all the references to the big stories and videos during the year. If you can spot any, you are probably using YouTube for the first time, if you can spot them all, you should consider making some videos yourself now.

There is also a list of the various videos that shot the lights out with often over a million views. The video of the snake eating a crocodile has over 36 million views.

The one item that was pretty much unheard of before 2014 was the runaway crowd participation activity of the year; The Ice Bucket Challenge. It resulted in R1.2 billion in donations for the ALS Association that is looking to manage and find a cure for motor neuron disease.

Google's Trends for 2014 track the most searched terms covering a range of subjects from News to Movies and sport, it also lists the most searched terms by country.

South Africa's top searches included Senzo Meyiwa and Oscar Pistorius. While the most searched "how to" was rock!

Wikipedia has also added its top edits of the year in a video. No surprises that stories like Ebola and the Ice Bucket Challenge got lots of updates. The pay off like is a good one - Edit. History.

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