Ask.com Releases Top Viral Video, Meme Searches in 2013 Site Highlights Popular Web Content Alongside Top Celebrity, News and Political Searches of the Year
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ask.com, the leading online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), today released which viral videos and memes fueled the most search volume on Ask.com in 2013.
The top trending videos on Ask.com in 2013 include:
- Dove Real Beauty Sketches
- Emotional Baby Starts Crying At Mom's Singing
- Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal
- Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity
- Goats Screaming Like Humans Scream: Taylor Swift
- How Animals Eat Their Food
- Dance Pony Dance!
- Chris Koo's "Crazy in Love" Beyonce Tribute
- Georgia Tech Convocation Speech
- Prancercize Paper Doll
- Miss Utah Speech
- I Forgot My Phone
*Visit theknow.ask.com to watch the most searched for videos of 2013
The top trending memes on Ask.com in 2013 include:
- Unflattering Beyonce
- Bill Clinton Photobomb
- Go Home Superdome
- Actresses Without Teeth
- Pretty Girls Ugly Faces
- Grumpy Tommy Lee Jones
- Thumbs and Ammo
- Sports Balls Replaced with Cats
- Sexually Oblivious Female
- Miley Twerking on Things
*Visit theknow.ask.com to view a slideshow of the most searched for memes of 2013
Top trending overall searches in the categories of news, entertainment and politics include:
Top news search terms and questions from Ask.com are:
- Royal Baby. What is the Royal Baby's name?
- Boston Marathon. Where was the Boston Marathon bomber found?
- Syria. Will the U.S. invade Syria?
- Philippines Typhoon. How can I help victims of the Philippines typhoon?
- George Zimmerman. Why was George Zimmerman acquitted?
- Navy Yard Shooting. Who was the Navy Yard shooter?
- Oscar Pistorius. Did Oscar Pistorius kill his girlfriend?
- Ariel Castro. Who did Ariel Castro kidnap?
- Detroit Bankruptcy. How far in debt is Detroit?
- Benedict XVI. Why did Pope Benedict step down?
Top celebrity and entertainment search terms and questions from Ask.com are:
- North West. Why is Kim and Kanye's baby named North West?
- Miley Cyrus. What did Miley Cyrus do at the VMAs?
- Cory Monteith. How did Cory Monteith die?
- Paula Deen. What did Paula Deen say?
- Amanda Bynes. Why was Amanda Bynes arrested?
- Lamar Odom. Is Lamar Odom on drugs?
- Breaking Bad. When is the Breaking Bad series finale?
- Reese Witherspoon. Where can I see Reese Witherspoon's arrest?
- Fifty Shades of Grey. Who will play Christian in Fifty Shades of Grey?
- James Gandolfini. Did James Gandolfini die?
Top political searches and questions from Ask.com are:
- Government Shutdown. Why did the government shutdown?
- Edward Snowden. Where is Edward Snowden?
- Proposition 8. Was Prop 8 thrown out?
- Anthony Weiner. Who did Anthony Weiner sext?
- Obamacare. When will Obamacare take effect?
- NSA. Is the NSA spying on Americans?
- Bradley Manning. What is Bradley Manning's sentence?
- Mohamed Morsi. Why was Morsi overthrown?
- Benghazi. Who is on trial for Benghazi attacks?
- Toronto Mayor. Did the Toronto Mayor smoke crack?
To browse the most-searched-for videos and memes of the year, please visit theKnow, a unique editorial destination from Ask.com.
With 100 million global users, Ask.com is a leading online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). Now available as a mobile service, Ask.com mobile apps have been downloaded more than 3 million times. More information is available at www.ask.com or http://blog.ask.com.