Americans were stumped by covfefe, DACA, and bitcoin, according to Google's top 'What is' searches this year
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We've all started a Google search by typing the words "what is" into the empty box.
But what do people type after those two words?
As part of its end-of-the-year recap, Google compiled the most popular queries of 2017 that used the "what is" phrase.
The results reflect a tumultuous year in politics, natural disasters, and protests. Americans took to the search engine to learn about topics like DACA, the Paris Climate Agreement, antifa, and net neutrality.
Here's the complete list of the top ten Google searches in the US beginning with the phrase "what is:"
- PM Modi shares image of tailor on the street using Paytm, calls it a common sight across India
- Adani Enterprises’ ₹20,000 crore FPO fully subscribed on the last day
- I was working toward a promotion at Amazon when my manager started emailing me about needing coaching. Now I'm worried about losing my job.
- All major automakers except Bajaj Auto expected to register growth in January say brokerages
- India's core sector output rises by 7.4 per cent in December
- Indian start-ups are looking at reverse flipping says Economic Survey
- This cheesecake startup refused to give up a slice of its company for a lower valuation on Shark Tank India
- SC suggest Nirav Modi's bro-in-law to give letter of authority to CBI to access offshore bank accounts