Here are the most searched things on Bing in 2014 — Kim Kardashian tops the list

As time has gone by, Microsoft has developed their search engine, Bing, into quite a competitive alternative to Google. As such, a larger number of people have begun to use the service on a regular basis. Naturally this has lead to an exponential rise in the number of odd requests seen by the Bing engine over the last year.

Bing, aware of this, have now released the most searched for terms and topics of 2014, so far, and suffice it to say that the results are….interesting. Kim Kardashian, professional space-occupier and occasional procrastinator, has dethroned Beyonce’s previous title and is now the most searched for person of 2014. Spurred on by a marriage, offspring, and a certain magazine shoot, Kardashian has certainly done quite a job keeping in the public eye.

Most searched person
1. Kim Kardashian
2. Beyoncé
3. Miley Cyrus
4. Katy Perry
5. Justin Bieber
6. Joan Rivers
7. Jennifer Lopez
8. Kendall Jenner
9. Kaley Cuoco
10. Robin Williams

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While Kim Kardashian knocked Beyoncé down a rank from last year’s most searched celebrity list, Beyoncé reigned No. 1 in the most searched musician category for 2014.
Top 10 Most Searched Musicians

1.Beyoncé
2.Miley Cyrus
3.Katy Perry
4.Britney Spears
5.Justin Bieber
6.Jennifer Lopez
7.Selena Gomez
8.Taylor Swift
9.Nicki Minaj
10.Carrie Underwood

The world of sports has also enjoyed something of a bumper year with regards to popularity. Spurred on by the FIFA World Cup and the Superbowl, search rankings for sports in general went stratospheric. Other interesting searches included Queen Bey, Robin Williams, and Joan Rivers. There were also quite a bit of app searches.

Most searched news stories
1. World Cup
2. Super Bowl
3. Missing Malaysia Airlines jet
4. Winter Olympics
5. The rise of ISIS
6. Ray Rice controversy
7. Shooting in Ferguson
8. Ebola outbreak
9. Brittany Maynard Death with Dignity
10. Ukraine (Crimea)-Russia conflict

“Bing search results show that we are social butterflies when it comes to downloading new apps. Half of the most searched apps of 2014 are social media apps. Skype is the only video communication application on the list, coming in at number four. The top gaming apps are Candy Crush and Angry Birds again this year, with newcomer to the list, Farmville, appearing in the number ten spot,” Microsoft added.

Most searched apps
1. Facebook
2. Twitter
3. Instagram
4. Skype
5. Vine
6. Snapchat
7. Candy Crush Saga
8. WhatsApp
9. Angry Birds
10. Farmville

 

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