Ebola has overshadowed all the celebrities and gadgets to scoop the most searched topic on Yahoo for the year 2014. Also Read - Twitter useful for information on epidemics like Ebola: Study
Yahoo revealing its Year in Review for 2014, where the deadly disease emerged as the most-searched item of the year, while Minecraft, a popular video game whose developer was bought by Microsoft, ranked 2nd, CNET reported. Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lawrence, Kaley Cuoco, Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Aniston too made it in the top list with Disney’s ‘Frozen’ ranked at No. 7 and Apple’s iPhone 6 at the No. 9 spot. Also Read - Google develops an ‘Ebola-proof’ tablet for health workers at high-risk zones in Sierra Leone
The company said that iPhone had been among the most-searched terms on Yahoo in four of the past five years. Meanwhile, since November, Yahoo has displaced Google to become the default search engine for Firefox, and now owns around 13 percent of the desktop browser market according to Net Applications. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said in a blog post at the time that “the partnership would help them to expand their reach in search and give an opportunity to work even more closely with Mozilla to find ways to innovate in search, communications and digital content.” Also Read - 2014 General Elections and Xiaomi's entry into India most talked about topics on Facebook in India this year
People also used Yahoo to keep well informed on the latest news and had searched for information on the death of Robin Williams, the 2014 elections, the leaked photos of popular celebrities, the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo.