It was the centrepiece of Britain’s summer of sport but the Olympics was beaten into second place in the race for this year’s No.1 web search term.
Despite England being knocked out by Italy in the quarter-finals, the Euro 2012 football tournament topped this year’s search trends, Google’s Zeitgeist survey reveals.
Curious Britons were also keen to know what love was and to pick up some tips on how to flirt and kiss.
This was closely followed by more serious queries ranging from iCloud to diabetes and how to meditate.
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Other hot search terms included James Bond’s 23rd outing in Skyfall, which became the country’s highest grossing film of all time.
While the Games will have to settle for silver, Google added: ‘London was the most searched city in Google Maps, Stella McCartney was the top trending designer and Muse’s Survival made the top trending songs, showing the Olympics had a huge impact on the nation’s cultural interest.’
The search engine’s annual study focuses on trending searches, which have the highest amount of traffic over 2012 compared with last year.
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