I really believe our mothers were absolutely right the whole time. We have way too much free time on our hands.
Judging by the things we search for and the amount of time we spend roaming about aimlessly on social media, well; way way way too much free time!
A prime example is those geniuses who upload identical stories on Whatsapp, Instagram and then even Snapchat – I mean what’s that about?
Google has just released its top searches and trends for the year – and the result shows just how unproductively Pakistanis utilize their free time. The results were broken down into categories as below:
Most Popular Topics
The top 5 searches for the country related to sports! Well, no surprise there I guess.
Pakistan Vs New Zealand
The fact that the top searched was this dynamic is a bit confusing as there is absolutely no rivalry between these two countries in any way. However, considering the volume of clashes during the year, the result is completely justified.
The year began with a tour of New Zealand and the sides faced each other a whooping 17 times in 2018!
FIFA World Cup
FIFA world cup has an incredible following all over the world, and is without a doubt one of the major sporting events of the year.
The fact that the search for football comes in second after cricket, shows how people are finally realizing there’s more to the world! Hopefully, this mindset will soon change:
Pakistan Vs Australia
“Pakistan vs Australia” stood third in the most searched for list released by Google. Once again related to cricked – no surprises there.
PSL’s T20 leagues have become a huge source of interest in Pakistan. Not only do they provide a healthy forum for nurturing talent, it also provides robust competition and in the midst of the mundane everyday life, something exciting to focus on.
Okay so if someone could please explain this particular search, I would be grateful.
While the Asia Cup is something significant and understandably worth searching for, why Brisbane? I mean the only relationship between the Asia Cup and Brisbane was in 2015 when the AFC cup was jointly hosted by a few Australian cities. Why the lingering interest guys?
Most Searched For People
Bushra Manika is the first lady of Pakistan and has generated quite a bit of curiosity considering that she observes strict purdah and appears to be the exact opposite of every first lady every before.
Meghan Markle has been making headlines around the world, what with the royal wedding and then an utterly cute royal baby bump! Needless to say, it’s very much logical that people be following a fairy-tale. ‘
Meesha Shafi has symbolized strong feminism in Pakistan when she broke all barriers and openly accused a co-star of sexual harassment.
Reham Khan is the ex-wife of Imran Khan and has thus generated a lot of buzz. As I said, us Pakistanis have way too much free time on our hands. But well, on the other hand she did hang out her dirty laundry for all the world to see herself when she opened up the pandoras box by her biography.
Finally a search I can agree with – wholeheartedly! The heart throb has aged quite gracefully and is an icon in his own right. He is an American actor, feature film director, a well known screenwriter and a determined producer.
He is well-known for his Hollywood films such as Rocky, the Expendables, First Blood, Rambo, Cliffhanger, etc.