Singer Whitney Houston was the "top trending" search of 2012 on Google and ranked in the top ten of Yahoo! searches. The singer's death on Feb. 11 sent a flood of people to the Internet for information.
South Korean rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style" dance hit the social media waves this year making No. 2 on the top searched term on Google and in the top ten on Bing. The music video topped the charts on Youtube as well becoming the most watched video of all-time with almost 1 billion views.
Amanda Todd, 15, committed suicide five weeks after posting a YouTube video outlining the abuse she endured both online and in person. Her story made it to No. 8 on Google's most searched of 2012 list.