Taipei-Google released its "2017 Year in Search" lists Wednesday, revealing that "universiade," "Pokemon Go" and "iPhone 8" were among the most-searched keywords in Taiwan this year.
The 2017 Summer Universiade, which took place in August in Taipei, was a huge attraction this year, making the Chinese characters "???" (universiade) the most-searched word of the year.
The universiade was also this year's most searched issue, resulting in local athletes who stood out during the games becoming some of the year's most-searched athletes, such as track star Yang Chun-han (???), tennis player Jason Jung (???) and basketball player Chen Ying-chun (???).
Pokemon Go, the AR smartphone game that went viral last year, was number two on the list of most-searched words, while popular TV shows such as "The Teenage Psychic," "Guardian: The Lonely and Great God," "A Boy Named Flora A," and "Strong Woman Do Bong-soon" made it onto the top ten list as well.
This year marks the first time Google has compiled a list for the most-searched slang and memes, with "seafood" -- local slang for a religious leader -- topping the list, followed by a few international ones such as the "Confused Nick Young" meme and local ones from the hit Chinese show "The Rap of China."
The most-searched movies list is a blend of American blockbusters and local films, such as "Wonder Woman" and "The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful," respectively.
Google's "Year in Search" rankings is an annual collection of lists that the company publishes based on the millions of searches entered into its search engine every day.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel