Beyonce tops Bing’s 2013 search list
December 3, 2013
Reality star and new mom Kim Kardashian is no longer the web’s most-sought-after celebrity.
She’s ceded her title to singer Beyonce, according to the 2013 search trends recorded by Microsoft’s Bing search engine.
Beyonce was the most-searched person in the United States, surpassing Kardashian, who dropped to second after finishing first last year.
Surfers are apparently much more interested in finding women than men. Eight of the top 10 most-searched people were women, with No. 6 Justin Bieber and No. 10 Barack Obama the only exceptions.
Rihanna finished third, Taylor Swift fourth and Madonna fifth.
Don’t worry, people were also looking up news stories in addition to celebrities. Bing said the year’s most-searched news topic was the birth of the royal baby, with April’s Boston Marathon bombings finishing second.
Bing notes that Facebook was the most-searched social media network, with Pinterest surging to second.
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