World Cup - the most searched topic on Google this year (Photo: ShutterStock, Google)
This morning (Wednesday), for the 22nd year, Google published the search summary lists for 2022 that reveal the most trending topics and people of the past year in a variety of categories.
So how will you remember the past year?
First and foremost thanks to the World Cup taking place in Qatar, which reached first place in the "Ten Hot Searches" list, and managed to make headlines even before it started, far beyond the football games themselves.
In second place - Wordle, the word game that can only be played once a day, which became a global success and even helped decipher the kidnapping of a young American woman.
The return of the Israelis to duty free brought "Green Note" and Skyscanner to the fourth and fifth places respectively.
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Sport for Qatar, reporting before the opening match of the 2022 World Cup (Photo: Paz Hasdaei Video editing: Tal Reznik)
The war in Ukraine came in sixth place with the Russian search term новости украины (news about Ukraine) and the results of the elections to the 25th Knesset in seventh place.
Also on the list is "Corona Tests", a last remnant of the Corona epidemic, which in the previous two years starred in most places on the list, in 9th place.
Hadar Mokhtar, chairman of the Burning Youth party, which remained far from the blocking percentage, reached first place in the list of the most trendy people of the year. Other politicians on the list are MK Itamar Ben Gabir, head of the Otzma Yehudit party (3rd place) and the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin (ranked 8).
The serious accident and the recovery process placed Niro Levy in second place on the list.
Sandy Bear's comeback brought her to fourth place.
Yigal Shilon who revealed his health condition this year in sixth place;
Simon Leviev, whose evidence against him was the focus of the film "The Tinder Scam" in seventh place;
Former judge Etti Kharif and presenter Assi Ezer are ranked ninth and tenth respectively.
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Hadar Mokhtar, chairman of the Burning Youth party, came in first place on the list of the most trendy people of the year (Photo: Reuven Castro)
At the top of the list of people who have passed away is Zvika Pick, who died last August.
The rising violence in Israeli society is responsible for the second and third place: the criminal Bnei Shlomo, who was shot and killed in early October in second place and Sapir Nahum, whose partner was accused of her murder.
This year we also said goodbye to prominent leaders, including Rabbi Haim Kanievsky, in seventh place and Queen Elizabeth II, in tenth place.
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who died back in 1994 but returned to public awareness this year due to a Netflix series inspired by his story, ranked fifth.
The late Zvika Pick (Photo: Maariv, Yonatan Shaul)
The list of trending TV series is led by yes's hit, Fauda.
Here 11 is the big winner of the year with no less than 4 original productions starring in the list: Tehran (third place);
Menaich (fourth place);
Headquarters (eighth place) and zero hour (tenth place).
Shalom Essig, the star of Menaich, once again enters the list, with the 90's series of Reshet in sixth place.
Netflix has two representations on the list: Manifest in second place and Stranger Things in fifth place.
Keshet's Miller Junction in seventh place and Euphoria, the American version of the original Israeli series, in ninth place.
In the reality segment, "Big Brother" (Network 13) is the big winner in the list of trendy reality series, immediately followed by Wedding at First Sight (Keshet 12) in second place and New Love (Network 13) in third place.
Other among the trendiest series: The Chef Games (fourth place), Survival (fifth place), the next restaurant (sixth place) and Dancing with the Stars (seventh place).
Rounding out the list are X Factor, Master Chef and the group.
The list of trendy TV series is led by yes's hit, Fauda (photo: Elia Spinopoulos, courtesy of yes)
Only one Israeli production entered the list of the most trending films this year, Hohurim Tovim, the comedy drama about an Ashkenazi-Mizrachi love story in the ultra-orthodox community, which came in tenth place.
Netflix's "The Tinder Scam" is at the top of the list and the second place went to the film Salon Huda (Huda's Salon) by the Palestinian-Dutch director Hani Abu Asad, who directed the Golden Globe Award winner "Paradise Now".
The superhero genre took center stage on the list with hits like Batman (fourth place);
Tor Ahava and Ream (fifth place);
Black Adam (seventh place) and Doctor Strange 2 (eighth place).
In the list of trendy politicians, alongside Mukhtar, Ben Gabir and Putin, in the first three places, Idit Silman, whose retirement from the coalition made waves, was in fourth place, followed by Bezalel Smotrich, the chairman of religious Zionism and US President Joe Biden.
Also on the list: MK Miki Zohar (seventh place); MK Tali Gottlieb,
The trending movies: Netflix's "The Tinder Scam" tops the list.
Simon Leviev in court (Photo: Flash 90, Avshalom Sassooni)
How do you compile the year lists in the search?
Google compiles the lists by examining the billions of queries we receive each year.
The test uses an algorithm that compares the percentage increase in searches for a specific term over a specified period of time.
In addition to the annual summary that illuminates the prominent trends of 2022, there are several other tools that provide insights into the search in the past and present, in the world and here with us.
We emphasize that these tools cannot be used to identify individual users because they rely on an anonymous and cumulative count of the number of times a certain query was asked over time.
These tools are available all year round and you can play with them, explore and learn from them (click here).
The ten hot searches:
1. World Cup 2022
3. The big brother
4. Green note
6. новости украины (News about Ukraine)
7. Election results
8. Wedding at first sight
9. Madea corona tests
10. Here 11 World Cup
The trendy people:
1. Crowned citrus
2. Nero Levy
3. Itamar Ben Gabir
4. Sandy Bar
5. Amir Hatzroni
6. Yigal Shilon
7. Simon Leviev
9. I'm with you
10. Esi Ezer
1. Tzvika Pick
2. Sons of Solomon
3. Sapir Nahum
4. Moody bar-on
5. Jeffrey Dahmer
6. Uri Zohar
7. Rabbi Kanievsky
8. Idan Ohion
9. Yoram Taharlev
10. Queen Elizabeth
1. Crowned citrus
2. Ben Gvir
4. Idit Silman
7. Mickey Zohar
9. Tali Gottlieb
10. Kara Knight
5. Stranger things
6. The 90s
7. Miller Junction
8. The headquarters
10. Zero hour
1. The big brother
2. Wedding at first sight
3. New love
4. The chef games
6. The next restaurant
7. Dancing with the stars
8. X Factor
9. Master Chef
10. The group
1. The tinder scammer
2. Huda salon (Huda's salon)
5. Love and thunder turn
6. Love in the sky
7. Black Adam
8. Dr. Strange 2
9. Fire red
10. Good guys