|By PR Newswire||
|December 3, 2012 12:03 AM EST||
For all the 2012 Top Ten Search Lists Visit http://ca.yearinreview.yahoo.com/
TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, Yahoo! Canada unveiled its 8th annual Year in Review, revealing the stories, events and individuals that captured the nation's attention this year. The Year in Review utilizes search data to provide insight into the scandals, news stories, trendsetters and tragedies that mesmerized Canadians and kept them searching on Yahoo!.
"Yahoo! Canada's Year in Review 2012 reflects the daily search habits of users and highlights the top stories and trends based on what millions of people worldwide searched for," says Justine Melman at Yahoo!. "It is a distinct way to portray a society in motion through online behavior."
Kate Middleton is the most searched of the year, followed by a post-Steve Jobs iPhone 5.The Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon also captured our attention, along with Honey Boo Boo and her quest for a beauty queen title. Interest in celebs and newcomers to the Hollywood scene continue to reign supreme with everything from the "Robsten" cheating scandal to Psy and his horse trotting Gangnam Style topping searches.
Below are Yahoo! Canada's Top 10 Searches in 2012:
|1. Kate Middleton||6. Hurricane Sandy|
|2. iPhone 5||7. Jessica Simpson|
|3. Kristen Stewart / Robert Pattinson||8. Jessica Pare|
|4. Fifty Shades of Grey||9. Scientology|
|5. Higgs Boson||10. Miss Universe Canada Jenna Talackova|
To explore the trends and stories that inspired and entertained the world in 2012, visit http://ca.yearinreview.yahoo.com/.
OTHER TOP TRENDS FROM YAHOO! CANADA READERS:
Top 10 News Stories:
2012 was a year of curiosity and tragedy, as the world went online for information about Facebook's disastrous IPO, U.S. elections and first images from the Curiosity Mars Rover. Sadly, the controversy around the Innocence of Muslims video also held our attention. Closer to home, the troubling Shafia family and Tori Stafford murder stories also captivated Canadian news. The top 10 news stories for Yahoo! Canada in 2012 were:
|1. Facebook IPO||6. Tori Stafford murder trial|
|2. XL Food beef recall||7. Shooting sprees|
|3. RIM's downfall||8. Curiosity Rover Mars photos|
|4. 2012 US Elections||9. Shafia family murder|
|5. Innocence of Muslims||10. Alberta elections|
Top 10 Obsessions:
As usual, our obsessions for the year were a road map of all things pop culture. The usual suspects like Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift made the list, but newcomers like Honey Boo Boo and Psy threw curve balls that no one could have seen coming.
|1. Psy Gangnam Style||6. Paulina Gretzky|
|2. Honey Boo Boo||7. Pippa Middleton|
|3. Prince Harry nude scandal||8. One Direction|
|4. Kim Kardashian||9. Amanda Bynes|
|5. Call Me Maybe phenomenon||10. Taylor Swift|
Top 10 Canadian Economic and Political Issues:
From Robocalls to RIM, 2012 was controversial in the Canadian political and economic scenes. The Keystone pipeline continues to draw attention, while Quebec's student strikes meant a lost semester and ultimately lead to the downfall of the provincial government. The top 10 Canadian economic and political issues were:
|1. XL Food beef recall||6. Liberal party tailspin and elections|
|2. RIM downfall||7. Quebec corruption|
|3. Alberta elections||8. Keystone pipeline|
|4. Quebec student strikes||9. New $20 bill|
|5. Robocall scandal||10. SOPA|
Top 10 Newsmakers:
Much like the top news stories, many of this year's top newsmakers were linked to tragedy, scandal or worse. There were, however, also some truly inspirational newsmakers in 2012, with Felix Baumgartner's historic leap from space and Justin Trudeau's growing role in Canadian politics. The top 10 newsmakers for Yahoo! Canada in 2012 were:
|1. Luka Rocco Magnotta||6. Jerry Sandusky|
|2. Paula Todd||7. Felix Baumgartner|
|3. Judge Lori Douglas||8. Mayor Rob Ford|
|4. Trayvon Martin||9. Justin Trudeau|
|5. Alison Redford||10. Ashley Smith|
Top 5 Scandals:
The Royals continue to make headlines that rarely focus on their good deeds. Along with other well-known names, they found themselves unexpectedly exposed. From Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's cheating scandal to the doping revelations that shattered Lance Armstrong's legendary career, 2012 had its fair share of seedy celebrity news, including:
|1. Kate Middleton topless photos|
|2. Kristen Stewart cheats on Robert Pattinson|
|3. Lance Armstrong doping|
|4. Prince Harry nude scandal in Vegas|
|5. Paulina Gretzky (her Instagram always causes trouble. All.Year. Long.)|
Top 10 Say What?
When a bagel head trend makes a top list of anything, you know it's been an interesting year. Between celebrities talking to empty chairs, tanning moms, cannibal attacks and real life dolls, what else is there to say?
|1. Time Magazine breastfeeding cover||6. Bagel head trend|
|2. Clint Eastwood empty chair||7. Donald Trump's rant|
|3. Miami cannibal attack||8. Rush Limbaugh Slutgate|
|4. Tanning mom||9. 10-year old girl gives birth|
|5. Real life Barbie and Ken||10. Air rage - Maygan Sensenberger|
Top 10 Celebrities:
Is Lindsay coming out of or going into jail? Did Miley cut her hair for Liam? Will Jennifer Aniston finally find the man of her dreams? The top 10 Celebrities who had a whirlwind year include:
|1. Lindsay Lohan||6. Jessica Biel / Justin Timberlake|
|2. Britney Spears||7. Katie Holmes|
|3. Jennifer Lawrence||8. Rihanna / Chris Brown|
|4. Jennifer Aniston||9. Christina Aguilera|
|5. Miley Cyrus||10. Lady Gaga|
Top 10 Movies:
Love, action and Lincoln all made the list of Top 10 Movies this year. Other-worldly super heroes and heroines dominated such movies as The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider Man, the Avengers and Hunger Games. Bond returned for a 50th anniversary. And don't forget Magic Mike, because the world loves abs!
|1. Hunger Games||6. The Hobbit|
|2. The Dark Knight Rises||7. Magic Mike|
|3. The Amazing Spider Man||8. Skyfall|
|4. The Avengers||9. Lincoln|
|5. Breaking Dawn Part II||10. The Bourne Legacy|
Top 10 Sports Stories:
Highs, lows, laughs and, in what may be a first, an Olympic gif dominated the sports world in 2012. The Olympics were the top search, followed by Lance Armstrong's much-publicized fall from grace. Canada's women's soccer team made us proud, even amongst controversy. In a lighter story, McKayla Maroney's unimpressed (and hilarious) demeanor spawned gifs that appeared all over the internet.
|1. London Olympics||6. 2012 NHL lockout|
|2. Lance Armstrong doping||7. McKayla Maroney not impressed|
|3. Canada's women's soccer team||8. NFL replacement referees|
|4. Sarah Burke dies after ski crash||9. Embarrassing Olympic photo|
|5. Euro 2012||10. Ron MacLean 9/11 comments|
Top 10 Sports People:
Super heroes dominated the movies in 2012, but real-life heroes fascinated the sports world. At the Olympics, Christine Sinclair's fiery display resulted in a suspension, while Usain Bolt sped his way to three gold medals. Manny Pacquiao showed the world that boxing still packs a punch in a media landscape increasingly dominated by MMA. Amongst all the year's highs and lows, Gary Bettman's continued performance in the NHL lockout has made him one of the year's top 10 sports people.
|1. Christine Sinclair||6. Jeremy Lin|
|2. Usain Bolt||7. Manny Pacquiao|
|3. Gabby Douglas||8. Simon Whitfield|
|4. Rosannagh MacLennan||9. Hope Solo|
|5. Jared Connaughton||10. Gary Bettman|
Top 10 In Memoriam:
The world lost many great people this year. From the moon's first man to the man who helmed American Bandstand, 2012 reminded us of the rich lives lived by our cultural icons in sciences and the arts. Amongst the year's Top 10 in Memoriam are some of the most treasured, unique and diverse voices that changed popular music across generations, including Etta James, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer and Adam Yauch.
|1. Whitney Houston||6. Dick Clark|
|2. Robin Gibb||7. Etta James|
|3. Michael Clarke Duncan||8. Donna Summer|
|4. Neil Armstrong||9. Anthony Sedlak|
|5. Adam Yauch||10. Peter Lougheed|
About the Yahoo! Year in Review Methodology
To develop the Yahoo! Year in Review, our editors analyze Yahoo! Search queries based on a number of factors, including absolute volume and growth versus previous periods, to see which themes and trends bubble to the surface. Individuals and their Search queries always remain anonymous.
About Yahoo! Canada
Yahoo! is focused on making the world's daily habits more inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.net or the company's blog yodel.yahoo.com).
Yahoo! Canada services Canadians in both English and in French through its sites, www.yahoo.ca and http://qc.yahoo.com/. In Canada, Yahoo! sites were visited by more than 16 million unique Canadians in September, 2012 (comScore Media Metrix). Yahoo! Canada is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Yahoo! is the trademark and/or registered trademark of Yahoo! Inc.
All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
SOURCE Yahoo! Canada
President Obama recently announced the launch of a new national awareness campaign to "encourage more Americans to move beyond passwords – adding an extra layer of security like a fingerprint or codes sent to your cellphone." The shift from single passwords to multi-factor authentication couldn’t be timelier or more strategic. This session will focus on why passwords alone are no longer effective, and why the time to act is now. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Chris Webber, security strateg...
Dec. 9, 2016 04:45 AM EST Reads: 465
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 9, 2016 04:30 AM EST Reads: 1,023
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web co...
Dec. 9, 2016 04:15 AM EST Reads: 1,440
Redis is not only the fastest database, but it has become the most popular among the new wave of applications running in containers. Redis speeds up just about every data interaction between your users or operational systems. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dave Nielsen, Developer Relations at Redis Labs, shared the functions and data structures used to solve everyday use cases that are driving Redis' popularity.
Dec. 9, 2016 04:15 AM EST Reads: 3,530
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
Dec. 9, 2016 04:00 AM EST Reads: 564
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
Dec. 9, 2016 04:00 AM EST Reads: 6,337
"We are a custom software development, engineering firm. We specialize in cloud applications from helping customers that have on-premise applications migrating to the cloud, to helping customers design brand new apps in the cloud. And we specialize in mobile apps," explained Peter Di Stefano, Vice President of Marketing at Impiger Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 9, 2016 03:30 AM EST Reads: 477
Complete Internet of Things (IoT) embedded device security is not just about the device but involves the entire product’s identity, data and control integrity, and services traversing the cloud. A device can no longer be looked at as an island; it is a part of a system. In fact, given the cross-domain interactions enabled by IoT it could be a part of many systems. Also, depending on where the device is deployed, for example, in the office building versus a factory floor or oil field, security ha...
Dec. 9, 2016 03:00 AM EST Reads: 381
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
Dec. 9, 2016 02:15 AM EST Reads: 6,229
The idea of comparing data in motion (at the sensor level) to data at rest (in a Big Data server warehouse) with predictive analytics in the cloud is very appealing to the industrial IoT sector. The problem Big Data vendors have, however, is access to that data in motion at the sensor location. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Scott Allen, CMO of FreeWave, discussed how as IoT is increasingly adopted by industrial markets, there is going to be an increased demand for sensor data from the outermos...
Dec. 9, 2016 02:00 AM EST Reads: 3,052
"Qosmos has launched L7Viewer, a network traffic analysis tool, so it analyzes all the traffic between the virtual machine and the data center and the virtual machine and the external world," stated Sebastien Synold, Product Line Manager at Qosmos, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 9, 2016 01:45 AM EST Reads: 990
Between 2005 and 2020, data volumes will grow by a factor of 300 – enough data to stack CDs from the earth to the moon 162 times. This has come to be known as the ‘big data’ phenomenon. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to handling, storing and analyzing data aren’t adequate at this scale: they’re too costly, slow and physically cumbersome to keep up. Fortunately, in response a new breed of technology has emerged that is cheaper, faster and more scalable. Yet, in meeting these new needs they...
Dec. 9, 2016 01:45 AM EST Reads: 1,955
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Dec. 9, 2016 01:15 AM EST Reads: 1,660
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busin...
Dec. 9, 2016 01:15 AM EST Reads: 3,977
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes how...
Dec. 9, 2016 12:45 AM EST Reads: 5,120