Anti-apartheid leader Mandela tops 2013 Google searches
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - The late Nelson Mandela topped Google's list of the hottest searches for 2013 as the Internet giant on Tuesday provided a look at the "spirit of the times" online.
The 13th annual Google Zeitgeist compilation mined Internet search trends through the year to spotlight people, places and events that captured the world's attention.
"It's perhaps unsurprising that the number one trending search of 2013 was an international symbol of strength and peace: Nelson Mandela," Google senior vice president Amit Singhal said in a blog post.
"Global search interest in the former president of South Africa was already high this year, and after his passing, people from around the world turned to Google to learn more about Madiba and his legacy."