Duh, Iggy and Beyoncé Won this Year's Internet Popularity Contest


It’s the end of year, which means the social networks are rolling out their annual year-end recaps telling us who and what “won the Internet” in 2014. If you were sitting around Googling diamond-encrusted butt plug this year (per Mark Shrayber), then sorry you do not have your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in America. If you were Googling Iggy Azalea or Weird Al, then ding-ding! You’re a drone.

According to Twitter’s 2014 stats, Ellen DeGeneres’ epic Oscars selfie featuring Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Lupita Nyong’o and others earned the most retweets (over 3.3 million). On Google, the most searched celebrities in the world, aka “Trending People,” is topped by Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Kardashian:

Jennifer Lawrence
Kim Kardashian
Julie Gayet
Tracy Morgan
Renee Zellweger
Jared Leto
Matthew McConaughey
Amal Alamuddin
Donald Sterling

Google’s most searched musicians (just in America):

Iggy Azalea
Sam Smith
Meghan Trainor
Solange Knowles
Nicki Minaj
Weird Al
Daft Punk
Taylor Swift

Trending searches overall on Google, globally:

Robin Williams
World Cup
Malaysia Airlines
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Flappy Bird
Conchita Wurst
Sochi Olympics

Also on Google, the top-three songs people were dying to know the lyrics (Trending Song Lyrics) to were for “Say Something,” “Anaconda” and “Fancy.”

On its list of the most talked about entertainers for their year-end wrap-up, Facebook confirms that Beyoncé still reigns. There’s Kim Kardashian down there at No. 10:

Pharrell Williams
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift
Jimmy Fallon
Iggy Azalea
Katy Perry
John Legend
Kim Kardashian

“Happy” died a slow death, but it’s No. 1 on Facebook’s list of the most talked about songs, along with every other song you’re sick of hearing:

Happy – Pharrell
All of Me – John Legend
Stay with Me – Sam Smith
Turn Down for What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
Let It Go (from Frozen) – Idina Menzel
Drunk in Love – Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
Anaconda – Nicki Minaj
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Rude – Magic!
Fancy – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

These are the most talked about movies on Facebook, which means the world is collectively 14 years old:

Guardians of the Galaxy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Lego Movie
The Fault in our Stars
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Gone Girl
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
The Purge: Anarchy

Just heard you ask about selfies, so here are the most searched ones, per Google:

Oscar Selfie
Monkey Selfie
Obama Selfie
Squirrel Selfie
David Ortiz Selfie
Zach Mettenberger Selfie
Colin Powell Selfie
Elephant Selfie
Shark Selfie
Plane Crash Selfie

Facebook’s 2014 Year in Review

Twitter’s 2014 Year in Review

Google’s 2014 Year in Review

Images via Getty

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