Kim Ksardashian knows how to trend herself and this time she did top the list Google search queries for the week of November 7-13, according to an official posting on Google blog by Emily Wood, Managing Editor of Google Search.
“She may not have broken the Internet, but Kim Kardashian certainly got our collective attention this week with her saucy Paper magazine cover shoot showing off her famous derriere,” wrote Emily Wood. Kim had company in racing for millions of searches, memes and (unsuccessful) imitators in Taylor Swift, who has come close to breaking the Internet a few times herself.
Swift was in news as she released a new video for her song “Blank Space,” putting a new spin on the “boy-crazy” meme and garnering more than 25 million YouTube views, which is more than 10 times the last week’s viral video “Too Many Cooks.”
Apart from entertainment, on science front the Rosetta mission was in news. After 10-year voyage into space, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission successfully landed its Philae probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that began sending pictures of the surface back to scientists. People were keen to search “what is next for the probe?” And, the the probe mission bounced twice before settling into a position about 1km off its target, stuck in a cliff not getting solar power and towards the end of the week died without getting enough battery life.
Coming to New York, all eyes were on the New York skyline this week—or at least on 1 World Trade Center, where a pair of window washers were trapped 69 stories high on the side of the building for over an hour on Wednesday before being rescued. The 1,776-foot tall skyscraper had just opened for business last week, more than a decade after the September 11 attacks.
The next in the trending search scene was Kobe Bryant, who had set a new record on Tuesday night, but he might wish he hadn’t. The shooting guard missed his 13,418th career field goal in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies, earning him the dubious honor of the most missed field goals in the NBA. Of course, Bryant also has the fourth-most points in league history—and five championship rings.