Top 25 Google search terms in Knoxville for 2020

The top 25 rising Google search terms for the Knoxville area in 2020 are not much of a surprise — almost of them had to do with “Life in the Pandemic” or the election. Popular Google Doodle Games, Kobe Bryant, Tesla stock and PS5 may be the exceptions.

The top 25 rising Google searches for the year.

  1. coronavirus Breakout
  2. stimulus check Breakout
  3. coronavirus tennessee Breakout
  4. election results Breakout
  5. 2020 election results Breakout
  6. coronavirus update Breakout
  7. covid symptoms 4800%
  8. election results #election2020 4550%
  9. december global holidays 3650%
  10. coronavirus symptoms 3350%
  11. thank you coronavirus helpers 2550%
  12. coronavirus tips 2350%
  13. popular google doodle games 2200%
  14. election 1600%
  15. worldometer 1400%
  16. kobe bryant 1300%
  17. who is winning the election 1250%
  18. ps5 1100%
  19. unemployment 1000%
  20. weather tomorrow 950%
  21. tn unemployment 950%
  22. jobs4tn 850%
  23. cdc 600%
  24. zoom 450%
  25. tesla stock 350%

The results for the state of Tennesse were similar, but include George Floyd, Joe Biden and Kim Jong Un. Tesla stock did not make the state top 25.

Google defines “rising” as “queries with the biggest increase in search frequency since the last time period. Results marked “Breakout” had a tremendous increase, probably because these queries are new and had few (if any) prior searches.”

Data from Google Trends.


COVID-19 vaccinations by day in Knox County

Here’s a look at how COVID-19 vaccinations are going in Knox County, according to the Tennessee Deparmtent of Health. They can’t come fast enough; the rolling seven-day average as of Dec. 21 was 23.11% of the coronaivrus tests were coming back positive. (Simple visualization using Google Flourish.)


2020 in review from Google, Facebook, Reddit and Twitter

2020 is nearly done and here’s a look back at the year that got sick.

From Google Trends:

See the top searches.

Facebook’s take on 2020 (large PDF):

And then there was Reddit:

Twitter weighs in with a blog post.

YouTube just couldn’t bear to remember 2020.

Featured image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay