You might think nobody’s watching when you search for things like ‘How to twerk’, but guess what — Google is always watching. According to the monolithic search engine, these are the things Australians searched for most in 2014.

The most popular searches

  1. World Cup
  2. Malaysia Airlines
  3. Robin Williams
  4. Charlotte Dawson
  5. Phil Hughes
  6. Jennifer Lawrence
  7. Schapelle Corby
  8. myGov
  9. Ebola
  10. Flappy Bird

The most popular news searches

  1. MH370 News
  2. Peaches Geldof Dead
  3. Cyclone Ita
  4. Michael Schumacher News
  5. Scottish Independence
  6. Alex From Target
  7. Ukraine News
  8. Lunar Eclipse
  9. Ebola Outbreak
  10. Philae Lander

The most popular Aussies

  1. Schapelle Corby
  2. Todd Carney
  3. Iggy Azalea
  4. Margot Robbie
  5. Rolf Harris
  6. Torah Bright
  7. Nick Kyrgios
  8. Sia
  9. Ian Thorpe
  10. Alex Mckinnon

The most popular global celebs

  1. Jennifer Lawrence
  2. Michael Schumacher
  3. Oscar Pistorius
  4. Jules Bianchi
  5. Jared Leto
  6. Jordan Belfort
  7. Renee Zellweger
  8. Lorde
  9. Dan Bilzerian
  10. Conchita Wurst

The most popular internet lingo

  1. Tinder
  2. Neknominate
  3. Goat simulator
  4. Ello
  5. Bitcoin
  6. Doge
  7. Pixelmon
  8. Vines
  9. Dogecoin
  10. Flipagram

The most popular recipe searches

  1. Pancake recipe
  2. Chicken recipe
  3. Thermomix recipe
  4. Slow cooker recipes
  5. Chocolate cake recipe
  6. Quiche recipe
  7. Scone recipe
  8. Pizza dough recipe
  9. Carbonara recipe
  10. Paleo recipes

The most popular ‘How to…’ searches

  1. How to draw
  2. How to kiss
  3. How to crochet
  4. How to meditate
  5. How to knit
  6. How to pronounce
  7. How to sing
  8. How to twerk
  9. How to screenshot
  10. How to whistle

The most popular ‘What is…?’ searches

  1. What is ebola?
  2. What is ALS?
  3. What is love?
  4. What is gluten?
  5. What is Tinder?
  6. What is ISIS?
  7. What is depression?
  8. What is Bitcoin?
  9. What is Cilantro?
  10. What is Tumblr?

The most popular ‘Where is…?’ searches

  1. Where is Sochi?
  2. Where is MH370?
  3. Where is Perth?
  4. Where is Glasgow?
  5. Where is Gallipoli?
  6. Where is Dubai?
  7. Where is Stonehenge?
  8. Where is Bali?
  9. Where is Uluru?
  10. Where is Pompeii?

The most popular ‘Who is…?’ searches

  1. Who is Jesus?
  2. Who is ISIS?
  3. Who is Banksy?
  4. Who is Redfoo?
  5. Who is Ultron?
  6. Who is JOB?
  7. Who is Siri?
  8. Who is God?
  9. Who is Allah?
  10. Who is HowToBasic?

To find out more about what you were into in 2014, visit google.com/trends. They know you better than you know yourself…