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12/16/2014 07:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The 'What Is' And 'How To' Questions We Can't Stop Asking Google

In 2013 people were most interested in twerking and Miley Cyrus. In 2014, Americans got serious.

The "How to..." and "What is..." questions with the highest growth in search traffic compared to last year, revolved around illnesses, international conflicts, technological issues and companies, according to Google's Year In Search report, released Tuesday.

Trending "What is…" Searches

ebola virus

1.

ebola google

2.

als google

3.

isis google

4.

bitcoin google

5.

asphyxia google

6.

gamergate google

7.

whatsapp google

8.

mers google

9.

hamas google

10.

airdrop google

Even though Apple released AirDrop in 2011, our minds were curious not only in what this feature on our iPhones and Macs but also how on Earth to use it. Here are the other fast-growing how-to questions of 2014:

Trending "How to…" Searches

airdrop iphone

1.

how airdrop google

2.

contour google

3.

how vote google

4.

how kiss google

5.

how craft google

6.

how colorblock google

7.

wakeboard google

8.

refurbish google

9.

how delegate google

10.

diy google

For the rest of the lists, visit Google's Year In Search page.

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